a phosphoprotein that is one of the chief constituents of milk and the basis of cheese: used in plastics, glues, etc.
Origin of caseinfrom Classical Latin caseus, cheese + -in
A protein that is the major component of milk. It is the basis of cheese and is used in food products and in certain adhesives and paints.
Origin of caseinUltimately from Latin cāseus cheese
(countable and uncountable, plural caseins)
From French caséine.