from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A transparent gelatinous acid, C17H24O16, insoluble in water, formed by the hydrolysis of certain esters of pectin.
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- n. an acidic derivative of a carbohydrate; the active constituent of pectin
- n. a helical polymer of αD-galacturonic acid
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- n. a complex acid that occurs in ripe fruit and some vegetables
French pectique, related to pectin, from Greek pēktikos, coagulating, from pēktos, coagulated; see pectin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)