A prolamine, containing about 25% glutamyl residues, found in oats (Avena) and in various legumes; considered highly nutritious. SYN: legumin, plant casein.

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ave·nin ə-'vē-nən, 'av-ə-nən or ave·nine -.nēn n the glutelin of oats

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ave·nin (ə-veґnin) any of a group of closely related proteins present in oats (Avena sativa), which may be harmful to patients with celiac disease.

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