gluten

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
glu•ten /ˈglutən/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]

    Biochemistrya grayish, sticky protein substance, part of wheat flour and other grain flours.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
glu•ten  (glo̅o̅tn), 
n. 
  1. the tough, viscid, nitrogenous substance remaining when the flour of wheat or other grain is washed to remove the starch.
  2. [Archaic.]glue or a gluey substance.
Etymology:
  • Latin glūten glue
  • 1590–1600


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

gluten /ˈɡluːtən/ n
  1. a protein consisting of a mixture of glutelin and gliadin, present in cereal grains, esp wheat. A gluten-free diet is necessary in cases of coeliac disease
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin: glue

ˈglutenous adj



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