• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Zein (Chem) A nitrogenous substance of the nature of gluten, obtained from the seeds of Indian corn (Zea) as a soft, yellowish, amorphous substance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n zein A proteid obtained from maize, said to be allied to gluten. It has a yellowish color, and is soft, insipid, and elastic. It differs essentially from the gluten of wheat. Also zeine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Zein zē′in a proteid found in Indian corn.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. zéïne,. See Zea
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Alaeddin and Zein ul Asnam.
"The Life of Sir Richard Burton" by Thomas Wright
When he came in to Zein ul Asnam, the latter rose to him and received him with the utmost reverence.
"Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp" by John Payne
Mahomed Zein had not followed the example of some of his followers, and died fighting to the last.
"With Kitchener in the Soudan" by G. A. Henty
The protein of corn, zein, for example, was shown to be incapable of supporting life.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
His studies were made at Bagdad, where Ibn Zein el-Taberi was his teacher.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
Examples of these proteins may be seen in the gliadin of wheat, zein of corn, and hordein of barley.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
Zein, the principal protein of corn contains no glycine, lysine, or tryptophane.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
Zein, the prolamine of corn, is soluble in 90 per cent.
"The Nature of Animal Light" by E. Newton Harvey

In news:

Mangesh Pagadala, Takhar Kasumov, Arthur J McCullough, Nizar N Zein, John P Kirwan.
Golden Ears Bridge was the first electronically tolled bridge in Western Canada when it opened in 2009, and Zein explained that the two bridges are using different systems because the decal technology is new.
" The Wedding of Zein " unfolds in the same village on the upper Nile where Tayeb Salih's tragic masterpiece Season of Migration to the North is set.
Bahr is from Egypt, and was there with wife Shayma Bassyouni, and son Zein Bahr 3 yrs.
Middle Eastern cuisine goes elegantly upscale at Le Pine , a neighborhood spot from Lebanese-born restaurateur Hassib El Zein.
CaloSpa Rejuvenation Center's "Beverly Hills in the Ville" with Dr Zein Obagi.

In science:

El Zein, F., Topology of algebraic morphisms, Contemp.
On the cohomology groups of local systems over Hilbert modular varieties via Higgs bundles