from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A crystallizable vegetable globulin found in the kernels of oats: similar to
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A crystalline globulin, contained in oat kernels, very similar in composition to excelsin, but different in reactions and crystalline form.
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Some believe the trouble starts with its globulin or legume-like protein called avenalin.