The definition of gluten is a sticky mixture of proteins found in corn and wheat as well as other cereal grains.
An example of gluten is a substance that gives bread dough its elastic quality.
a gray, sticky, nutritious mixture of proteins, including gliadin, found in wheat and other grain: it gives dough its tough, elastic quality
Origin of glutenClassical Latin gluten, glue, akin to Late Latin glus, glue
- The mixture of proteins, including gliadins and glutelins, found in wheat grains, which are not soluble in water and which give wheat dough its elastic texture.
- Any of the prolamins found in cereal grains, especially the prolamins in wheat, rye, barley, and possibly oats, that cause digestive disorders such as celiac disease.
Origin of glutenFrench, from Latin glūten, glue.
(countable and uncountable, plural glutens)