from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The inner portion of a starch granule, consisting of relatively soluble polysaccharides having an unbranched, linear, or spiral structure.
- n. A polysaccharide, such as starch or cellulose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The soluble form of starch (the insoluble form being amylopectin) that is a linear polymer of glucose.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the starch group (C6H10O5)n of the carbohydrates; as, starch, arabin, dextrin, cellulose, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the three groups into which the carbohydrates are divided, the others being glucose and saccharose.
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