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 glutenand gliadin) in wheat
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- noun a simple protein found in the seeds of cereals
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Alteration of glutenin, glutelin found in wheat (probably influenced by globulin) : gluten + –in.]
The protein's digestibility is probably high because the main protein fractions - albumin, glutelin, and globulin - are the most digestible types.