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ca·sein

 (kā′sēn′, -sē-ĭn)
n.
A protein that is the major component of milk. It is the basis of cheese and is used in food products and in certain adhesives and paints.

[Ultimately from Latin cāseus, cheese.]

casein

(ˈkeɪsɪɪn; -siːn)
n
(Biochemistry) a phosphoprotein, precipitated from milk by the action of rennin, forming the basis of cheese: used in the manufacture of plastics and adhesives. Also called (US): paracasein
[C19: from Latin cāseus cheese + -in]

ca•sein

(ˈkeɪ sin, -si ɪn, keɪˈsin)

n.
1. a protein precipitated from milk, as by rennet, and forming the basis of cheese and certain plastics.
2.
a. an emulsion made from a solution of this precipitated protein, water, and ammonia carbonate.
b. a paint in which this emulsion is used as a binder.
[1835–45; < Latin cāse(us) cheese1 + -in1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.casein - a milk protein used in making e.g. plastics and adhesives
phosphoprotein - containing chemically bound phosphoric acid
2.casein - a water-base paint made with a protein precipitated from milk
water-base paint - paint in which water is used as the vehicle
Translations

casein

[ˈkeɪsɪɪn] n (Chem) → caseina

ca·sein

n. caseína, proteína principal de la leche.
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The proteolytic activity of papain was estimated by modified casein digestion method of USP XXVII in the presence of cysteine hydrochloride.
With the prolonged incubation time the interaction of the inhibitor was favoured that caused reduction in casein digestion.