Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of a class of simple proteins that are found in cereal grains and are soluble in dilute acids or bases. Glutelins are a major component of gluten in wheat.

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  • noun A minor protein (along with gluten and gliadin) in wheat

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  • noun a simple protein found in the seeds of cereals

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of glutenin, glutelin found in wheat (probably influenced by globulin) : gluten + –in.]

Examples

  • The protein's digestibility is probably high because the main protein fractions - albumin, glutelin, and globulin - are the most digestible types.

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