from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any globular protein, resembling casein, found mostly in legumes or grains

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An albuminous substance resembling casein, found as a characteristic ingredient of the seeds of leguminous and grain-bearing plants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A nitrogenous proteid substance resembling casein, obtained from peas and other legumes. It is insoluble in water or acid, but is freely soluble in very dilute alkali, and has an acid reaction. Also called vegetable casein.


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