from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A crystallizable vegetable globulin found in the kernels of oats: similar to excelsin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A crystalline globulin, contained in oat kernels, very similar in composition to excelsin, but different in reactions and crystalline form.


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  • Some believe the trouble starts with its globulin or legume-like protein called avenalin.

    Gluten-Free Goddess Karina Allrich 2010


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