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hordein

[hawr-dee-in] /ˈhɔr di ɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a simple protein of the prolamin class, found in barley grain.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < French hordéine < Latin horde(um) barley + French -ine -in2
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hordein

/ˈhɔːdiːɪn/
noun
1.
a simple protein, rich in proline, that occurs in barley
Word Origin
C19: from French hordéine, from Latin hordeum barley + French -ine-in
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