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[glahy-uh-din, -dn] /ˈglaɪ ə dɪn, -dn/
noun, Biochemistry
a prolamin derived from the gluten of grain, as wheat or rye, used chiefly as a nutrient in high-protein diets.
any prolamin.
Also, gliadine
[glahy-uh-deen, -din] /ˈglaɪ əˌdin, -dɪn/ (Show IPA)
Origin of gliadin
1820-30; < Italian gliadina. See glia, -in2 Unabridged
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  • This, however, could interfere with the effects that gliadin has on the quality of dough.
British Dictionary definitions for gliadin


a protein of cereals, esp wheat, with a high proline content: forms a sticky mass with water that binds flour into dough Compare glutelin
Word Origin
C19: from Italian gliadina, from Greek glia glue
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gliadin in Medicine

gliadin gli·a·din (glī'ə-dĭn)
Any of a class of simple proteins separable from wheat and rye glutens.

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