casein
noun Etymology: probably from French caséine, from Latin caseus cheese Date: 1841 a phosphoprotein of milk: as a. one that is precipitated from milk by heating with an acid or by the action of lactic acid in souring and is used in making paints and adhesives b. one that is produced when milk is curdled by rennet, is the chief constituent of cheese, and is used in making plastics

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  • Casein — oder Kasein (lat. caseus = Käse) ist der Name für denjenigen Proteinanteil der Milch der höheren Säugetiere, der nicht in die Molke gelangt und der beispielsweise zu Käse weiterverarbeitet wird. Es ist eine Mischung aus mehreren Proteinen (αS1,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Casein — Ca se*in, n. [Cf. F. cas[ e]ine, fr. L. caseur cheese. Cf. {Cheese}.] (Physiol. Chem.) A proteid substance present in both the animal and the vegetable kingdom. In the animal kingdom it is chiefly found in milk, and constitutes the main part of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caseïn — (Käsestoff), stickstoffhaltige Substanz des Thier u. Pflanzen reichs, Zusammensetzung nach Mulder: 10(C40H31N10O12) + S; findet sich in der Milch aller Säugethiere, theils gelöst. theils ungelöst als Hüllenmembran der Milchkügelchen; ferner kommt …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Caseïn — Caseïn, Käsestoff, gehört zu den sog. Proteïnstoffen und findet sich hauptsächlich in der Milch der Säugethiere, in deren Zusammensetzung er einen Hauptbestandtheil bildet. Aus ihr stellt man ihn gewöhnlich durch Zusatz von Säuren oder Lab dar,… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Casein — vgl. Kasein …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • casein — principal protein constituent of milk, 1841, from Fr. caséine, from L. caseus cheese (see CHEESE (Cf. cheese)) + chemical suffix INE (Cf. ine) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • casein — ► NOUN ▪ the main protein present in milk and (in coagulated form) in cheese. ORIGIN from Latin caseus cheese …   English terms dictionary

  • casein — [kā′sē in, kā′sēn΄] n. [< L caseus, CHEESE1 + IN1] a phosphoprotein that is one of the chief constituents of milk and the basis of cheese: used in plastics, glues, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Casein — For information about casein usage in artistic painting, see Casein paint. Casein (pronunciation: /ˈkeɪsi …   Wikipedia

  • Casein — The main protein found in milk and other dairy products. * * * The principal protein of cow s milk and the chief constituent of cheese. It is insoluble in water, soluble in dilute alkaline and salt solutions, forms a hard insoluble plastic with… …   Medical dictionary

  • casein — Group of proteins isolated from milk. as and b caseins are amphipathic polypeptides of around 200 amino acids with substantial hydrophobic C terminal domains that associate to give micellar polymers in divalent cation rich medium. k casein is a… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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