Definition of gluten in English:

gluten

Line breaks: glu¦ten
Pronunciation: /ˈgluːt(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A mixture of two proteins present in cereal grains, especially wheat, which is responsible for the elastic texture of dough.
    More example sentences
    • Of all the gluten grains, wheat gluten has the highest gliadin content.
    • In celiac disease, the immune system reacts to a protein called gluten found in wheat, barley or rye.
    • Wheat, gluten, and other proteins in food may elicit allergic symptoms.

Origin

late 16th century (originally denoting protein from animal tissue): via French from Latin, literally 'glue'.

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