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Meaning of GLUTEN

Pronunciation:  'glootn

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\Glu"ten\, n. [L., glue: cf. F. gluten. See {Glue}.]
The viscid, tenacious substance which gives adhesiveness to

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
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