casein meaning

Pronunciation:   "casein" in a sentence
Noun: casein  keyseen
  1. A milk protein used in making e.g. plastics and adhesives 
  2. A water-base paint made with a protein precipitated from milk
    - casein paint

Derived forms: caseins

Type of: phosphoprotein, water-base paint

Encyclopedia: Casein


A protein; the chief nitrogenous ingredient of milk.

A mixture of related phosphoproteins occurring in milk and cheese. The group is characterized as one of the most nutritive milk proteins,containing all of the common amino acids and rich in the essential ones. n : any of several phosphoproteins of milk: as
a : one that occurs as a colloidal suspension in milk —called also caseinogen
b : one that is produced when milk is curdled by rennet, is the chief constituent of cheese, and is used in making plastics —called also paracasein


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