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