from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of several transparent gelatinous acids that are insoluble in water and are formed by partial or complete hydrolysis of certain esters of pectin.
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- noun an
acidic derivativeof a carbohydrate; the active constituentof pectin
- noun chemistry a
helical polymerof αD- galacturonic acid
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- noun a complex acid that occurs in ripe fruit and some vegetables
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French pectique, related to pectin, from Greek pēktikos, coagulating, from pēktos, coagulated; see pectin.]
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