zein
noun Etymology: New Latin Zea, genus of grasses including Indian corn, from Greek zeai, plural, wheat; akin to Sanskrit yava barley Date: 1822 a protein from Indian corn that lacks lysine and tryptophan and is used especially in making textile fibers, plastics, printing inks, coatings, and adhesives and sizes

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  • Zein — steht für: ein Speicherprotein in Getreidesamen, siehe Prolamine Zein (ahd. ‚Stab‘) ist der Name folgender geographischer Objekte: Zein (Gemeinde Mieming), Rotte in der Ortschaft See, Gemeinde Mieming, Tirol Sinj, Stadt in Kroatien Zein ist der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Zein — e in, n. [Cf. F. z[ e][ i]ne. See {Zea}.] (Chem.) A nitrogenous substance of the nature of gluten, obtained from the seeds of Indian corn ({Zea}) as a soft, yellowish, amorphous substance. [Formerly written {zeine}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zeïn — Zeïn, kleberartiger Bestandtheil des Mais; ist amorph, gelb, im Wasser unlöslich, löslich in Alkohol u. in Ölen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • zein — (n.) 1822, from zea, Late Latin name for spelt, from Gk. zeia …   Etymology dictionary

  • zein — zèīn m <G zeína> DEFINICIJA term. jednostavni protein u obliku žutog praška, ekstrakt kukuruznog sjemena ETIMOLOGIJA nlat. Ze (a) ← grč. zeiá: ječam, pšenica …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • zein — ☆ zein [zē′in ] n. [< ModL Zea, a genus of grasses (< Gr zeia, one seeded wheat < IE base * yewo , grain, barley > Sans yava , Lith jãvas, a kind of grain) + IN1] a white, tasteless, odorless protein extracted from corn, used in… …   English World dictionary

  • Zein — For other uses of Zein , see Zein (disambiguation). Zein Identifiers Symbol Zein Pfam PF01559 InterPro …   Wikipedia

  • Zein — Ze|in 〈n. 11; unz.〉 Protein im Maiskorn [zu nlat. zea (wissenschaftl. Name für) „Mais“ <grch. zea, zeia „einkörniger Weizen“] Zein 〈m. 1〉 = Zain * * * Ze|in [↑ Zea u. ↑ in (3)], das; s: das Prolamin des Maises. * * * …   Universal-Lexikon

  • zein — zeinas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Grūdų baltymas. atitikmenys: angl. zein rus. зеин …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • zein — /zee in/, n. 1. Biochem. a soft, yellow powder of simple proteins obtained from corn, used chiefly in the manufacture of textile fibers, plastics, and paper coatings. 2. a synthetic fiber produced from this protein. [1815 25; < NL Ze(a) the maize …   Universalium

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