Casein meaning

kā'sēn', -sē-ĭn
A phosphoprotein that is one of the chief constituents of milk and the basis of cheese: used in plastics, glues, etc.
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A protein that is the major protein in the milk of most mammals. It is the basis of cheese and is used in food products and in certain adhesives and paints.
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A white, tasteless, odorless mixture of related phosphoproteins precipitated from milk by rennin. Casein is very nutritious, as it contains all of the essential amino acids as well as all of the common nonessential ones. It is the basis of cheese and is used to make plastics, adhesives, paints, and foods.
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(biochemistry) A proteid substance present in both the animal and the vegetable kingdom found in milk or in the seeds of leguminous plants.
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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.
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Origin of casein

  • Ultimately from Latin cāseus cheese
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French caséine.
    From Wiktionary