from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A prolamine protein derived from corn, used in the manufacture of various plastics, coatings, and lacquers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A protein derived from corn / maize, having many industrial applications.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A nitrogenous substance of the nature of gluten, obtained from the seeds of Indian corn (Zea) as a soft, yellowish, amorphous substance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A proteid obtained from maize, said to be allied to gluten. It has a yellowish color, and is soft, insipid, and elastic. It differs essentially from the gluten of wheat. Also zeine.
The production of sifted meal by roller mills also removes two important types of proteins (globulins and glutelins), leaving zein which is a poorer source of protein. 1 Furthermore, enriched sifted meal is in general nutritionally less adequate than whole meal.
The main ingredient for the biodegradable toner will be hydrophobic protein such as zein and / or polysaccharide and also chitosan and cellulose.
One of the changed proteins in the GM corn was gamma zein, "a well-known allergenic protein."
The gene that produces gamma zein is normally shut off in corn.
It is heady, too, and strong: sheen, dah, tah, noon, reh, zein, sounds that brook no spill of liquid before their heat, threaten any lilting sibilance to vapour and smoke if it should come too near.
Chaya--zoll zein gesund und mazel fir ein hundert jahre!
Enteneyeren, die wol gebraten sind, Rothkohl mit feysem fleisch gekockt, alte Huner kleyn gehacket, Hanen Kammen, Swezerichen, Schaffe und Geisse-milch mit Reisz gekockt, auch Kalbs und Taubengehirn viel gegessen mit Nucis Muscati; und Reinischer Wein mesich getruncken; es is gewis wan ihr dieses vielmaal thut, ihr zold wieder kreftich und mechtich werden, und es werd sijner liebsten auch gar wol gevellich zein.
Animals fed on the zein mixture died in a few days but the inexplicable thing was that when the missing tryptophan was added to the diet the animals lived a little longer but finally declined and died.
These authors carried out experiments similar to those of the paper just cited but using corn protein (zein) in place of gliadin.
The protein of corn, zein, for example, was shown to be incapable of supporting life.