Casein Definition

kāsēn, -sē-ĭn
noun
A phosphoprotein that is one of the chief constituents of milk and the basis of cheese: used in plastics, glues, etc.
Webster's New World

(biochemistry) A proteid substance present in both the animal and the vegetable kingdom found in milk or in the seeds of leguminous plants.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • casein paint
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Other Word Forms of Casein

Noun

Singular:
casein
Plural:
caseins

Origin of Casein

  • Ultimately from Latin cāseus cheese

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French caséine.

    From Wiktionary

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