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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.]
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(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]
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ca•sein(ˈkeɪ sin, -si ɪn, keɪˈsin)
1. a protein precipitated from milk, as by rennet, and forming the basis of cheese and certain plastics.
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.
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|Noun||1.||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
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