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GLUTEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gluten mean? 

GLUTEN (noun)
  The noun GLUTEN has 1 sense:

1. a protein substance that remains when starch is removed from cereal grains; gives cohesiveness to dough

  Familiarity information: GLUTEN used as a noun is very rare.


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GLUTEN (noun)


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Meaning:

A protein substance that remains when starch is removed from cereal grains; gives cohesiveness to dough

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("gluten" is a kind of...):

protein (any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gluten"):

corn gluten (gluten prepared from corn)

wheat gluten (gluten prepared from wheat)


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