Definition of prolamine in English:

prolamine

(also prolamin)

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a class of proline-rich proteins which occur in the seeds of cereals and are characterized by solubility in strong alcohol solutions but insolubility in absolute alcohol or water.

Origin

Early 20th century. From prol- + -am- + -ine.

Pronunciation

prolamine

/ˈprəʊləmiːn//ˈprəʊləmɪn/