from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See pectinesterase.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A coagulating ferment found in various fruits and berries, which by its action upon pectose causes the formation of jellies in the juices of the corresponding fruits.


pect(in) + -ase.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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