any of a group of simple vegetable proteins found in gluten
Origin of gliadinFrench gliadine ; from Medieval Greek glia, glue (akin to Classical Greek gloios: for base see clay) + -d- + French -ine, -in
Any of several prolamin proteins present in wheat grains, and constituting a component of wheat gluten. Gliadins can cause celiac disease in susceptible individuals by inducing a destructive immune response in the small intestine.
Origin of gliadinItalian gliadina, from Medieval Greek glia, glue; see zoogloea.
(countable and uncountable, plural gliadins)