Part of speech: noun

The tough albuminous part of wheat- flour.

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Usage examples "gluten":

  1. The pollen is also quite different in its character, being here in the form of a pasty mass, whose entire exposed surface, as the anther opens, is coated with a very viscid gluten. - "My Studio Neighbors", William Hamilton Gibson.
  2. They can reproduce from the stones in the street the same chemical equivalents that go to compose gluten, albumen, and starch- the trinity which must always be present to sustain life; but they cannot, by any known process, make such chemical equivalents of these substances, do the same thing. - "The-Light-of-Egypt-or-the-science-of-the-soul-and-the-stars-Volume-2", Burgoyne, Thomas H..
  3. A pinch wet rather stiff, and stretched between thumb and finger, will show by the length of the thread it spins richness or poverty in gluten- one of the most valuable food elements. - "Dishes & Beverages of the Old South", Martha McCulloch Williams.