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 for Casein
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Casein \Ca"se*in\, n. [Cf. F. cas['e]ine, fr. L. caseur cheese.
     Cf. Cheese.] (Physiol. Chem.)
     A proteid substance present in both the animal and the
     vegetable kingdom. In the animal kingdom it is chiefly found
     in milk, and constitutes the main part of the curd separated
     by rennet; in the vegetable kingdom it is found more or less
     abundantly in the seeds of leguminous plants. Its reactions
     resemble those of alkali albumin. [Written also caseine.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a milk protein used in making e.g. plastics and adhesives
      2: a water-base paint made with a protein precipitated from milk
         [syn: casein paint, casein]

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