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CASEIN

Pronunciation:  'keyseen

Matching Terms:  Caseic, casein glue, casein hydrolysate, casein paint

WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a water-base paint made with casein (which is a protein precipitated from milk)
  2. [n]  a milk protein used in making e.g. plastics and adhesives
 
 Synonyms: casein paint
 
 See Also: phosphoprotein, water-base paint

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ca"se*in\, n. [Cf. F. cas['e]ine, fr. L. caseur cheese.
Cf. {Cheese}.] (Physiol. Chem.)
A proteid substance present in both the animal and the
vegetable kingdom. In the animal kingdom it is chiefly found
in milk, and constitutes the main part of the curd separated
by rennet; in the vegetable kingdom it is found more or less
abundantly in the seeds of leguminous plants. Its reactions
resemble those of alkali albumin. [Written also {caseine}.]



 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: An amorphous (not crystalline) white material composed of phosphorus, calcium, and several proteins. It is found in milk and can be dissolved in acid.
 

 

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