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

  Gluten \Glu"ten\, n. [L., glue: cf. F. gluten. See Glue.]
     (Chem.)
     The viscid, tenacious substance which gives adhesiveness to
     dough.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Gluten is a complex and variable mixture of glutin or
           gliadin, vegetable fibrin, vegetable casein, oily
           material, etc., and is a very nutritious element of
           food. It may be separated from the flour of grain by
           subjecting this to a current of water, the starch and
           other soluble matters being thus washed out.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Gluten bread, bread containing a large proportion of
        gluten; -- used in cases of diabetes.
  
     Gluten casein (Chem.), a vegetable proteid found in the
        seeds of grasses, and extracted as a dark, amorphous,
        earthy mass.
  
     Gluten fibrin (Chem.), a vegetable proteid found in the
        cereal grains, and extracted as an amorphous, brownish
        yellow substance.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gluten
      n 1: a protein substance that remains when starch is removed
           from cereal grains; gives cohesiveness to dough

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "gluten":
     albumen, batter, bonnyclabber, butter, clabber, cornstarch, cream,
     curd, dough, egg white, gaum, gel, gelatin, glair, glop, glue, goo,
     gook, goop, gruel, gumbo, gunk, jam, jell, jelly, loblolly,
     molasses, mucilage, mucus, pap, paste, porridge, pudding, pulp,
     puree, putty, rob, semifluid, semiliquid, size, soup, starch,
     sticky mess, syrup, treacle
  
  

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