glut-, gluten-, glutin- +
(Latin: glue, sticky substance which remains in flour when the starch is taken out)
2. Any protein that is insoluble in water, salt solution, and aqueous ethanol; but which is soluble in acid and alkali.
2. A mixture of plant proteins occurring in cereal grains, chiefly corn and wheat, used as an adhesive and as a flour substitute.
3. A mixture of two proteins found in some cereal grains; especially, wheat.
It is obtained from flour by washing out the starch and is used as an adhesive ingrediant, giving to dough its tough, elastic cohesiveness.
Gluten can be found in breads, cakes, pastries, cookies, biscuits, crackers, battered foods, cereals, snack foods, pastas and pizza.
People who have celiac disease are allergic to gluten which is a disorder resulting from an immune reaction to gluten.
Celiac disease causes impaired absorption and digestion of nutrients through the small intestine and symptoms include frequent diarrhea and weight loss.
Medical treatment is to avoid gluten in the diet.
An obese patient was told by her doctor: "No, you don't need to be on a "gluten-free diet" but you certainly should be on a "glutton-free diet"!
2. A disorder caused by a sensitivity to gluten that makes the digestive system unable to deal with fat.
Symptoms include diarrhea and anemia.
2. To cement or to stick together.
2. Having the properties of glue or having a sticky surface.