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Pronunciation: glu'ten

Definition: The insoluble protein (prolamines) constituent of wheat and other grains; a mixture of gliadin, glutenin, prolamins, and other proteins; the presence of gluten allows flour to rise.

Synonym(s): wheat gum

[L. gluten, glue]

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