casein[kā′sē in, kā′sēn′]
a phosphoprotein that is one of the chief constituents of milk and the basis of cheese: used in plastics, glues, etc.
Origin of casein; from Classical Latin caseus, cheese + -in
A white, tasteless, odorless protein precipitated from milk by rennin. It is the basis of cheese and is used to make plastics, adhesives, paints, and foods.
Origin of caseinUltimately from Latin cāseus, cheese.
(countable and uncountable, plural caseins)
- cesian, in case, incase
From French caséine.