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Meaning of GLUTEN

Pronunciation:  'glootn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a protein substance that remains when starch is removed from cereal grains; gives cohesiveness to dough
 

GLUTEN is a 6 letter word that starts with G.

 

 See Also: corn gluten, protein, wheat gluten

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Glu"ten\, n. [L., glue: cf. F. gluten. See {Glue}.]
(Chem.)
The viscid, tenacious substance which gives adhesiveness to
dough.

Note: Gluten is a complex and variable mixture of glutin or
      gliadin, vegetable fibrin, vegetable casein, oily
      material, etc., and ia a very nutritious element of
      food. It may be separated from the flour of grain by
      subjecting this to a current of water, the starch and
      other soluble matters being thus washed out.

{Gluten bread}, bread containing a large proportion of
   gluten; -- used in cases of diabetes.

{Gluten casein} (Chem.), a vegetable proteid found in the
   seeds of grasses, and extracted as a dark, amorphous,
   earthy mass.

{Gluten fibrin} (Chem.), a vegetable proteid found in the
   cereal grains, and extracted as an amorphous, brownish
   yellow substance.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Protein found in grains such as wheat, rye, oats and barley.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A mixture of different proteins found in wheat and other grains. Gluten includes glutelins and prolamins. It gives bread dough its elastic texture.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: albumen, batter, bonnyclabber, butter, clabber, cornstarch, cream, curd, dough, egg white, gaum, gel, gelatin, glair, glop, glue, goo, gook, goop, gruel, gumbo, gunk, jam, jell, jelly, loblolly, molasses, mucilage, mucus, pap, paste, porridge, pudding, pulp, puree, putty, rob, semifluid, semiliquid, size, soup, starch, sticky mess, syrup, treacle
 

 

 

 

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