Zein meaning

zēĭn
A prolamine protein derived from corn, used in the manufacture of various plastics, coatings, and lacquers.
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A white, tasteless, odorless protein extracted from corn, used in plastics, coatings, paints, inks, etc.
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A protein derived from corn / maize, having many industrial applications.
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Origin of zein

  • New Latin Zēa corn genus (from Latin zēa emmer) (from Greek zeia one-seeded wheat, barley yewo- in Indo-European roots) –in

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

  • New Latin Zea (“corn genus") +"Ž -in

    From Wiktionary