Meaning of casein

ca•sein

Pronunciation: (kā'sēn, -sē-in, kā-sēn'), [key]
— n.
  1. a protein precipitated from milk, as by rennet, and forming the basis of cheese and certain plastics.
    1. an emulsion made from a solution of this precipitated protein, water, and ammonia carbonate.
    2. a paint in which this emulsion is used as a binder.
    3. a picture produced with this paint and emulsion.
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