Definition of phaseolin in US English:

phaseolin

noun

Biochemistry
  • 1A crystalline globulin found in the seeds of the kidney bean.

  • 2= phaseollin. Now rare.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From scientific Latin Phaseolus, genus name (Linnaeus Species Plantarum II. 723; from classical Latin phaseolus kidney bean, alteration (after -olus) of phasēlus from ancient Greek ϕάσηλος, further etymology uncertain: perhaps of non-Indo-European origin) + -in.

Pronunciation

phaseolin

/fəˈsiːə(ʊ)lɪn/