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A prolamine protein derived from corn, used in the manufacture of various plastics, coatings, and lacquers.

[New Latin Zēa, corn genus (from Latin zēa, emmer, from Greek zeia, one-seeded wheat, barley; see yewo- in Indo-European roots) + -in.]


(Biochemistry) a protein of the prolamine group occurring in maize and used in the manufacture of plastics, paper coatings, adhesives, etc
[C19: from New Latin zēa maize, from Latin: a kind of grain, from Greek zeia barley]


(ˈzi ɪn)

1. 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; < New Latin Ze(a) maize genus < Greek zeiá wheat; c. Skt yáva grain]
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