Definitions

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 derivative of a carbohydrate; the active constituent of pectin
  • noun chemistry a helical polymer of αD-galacturonic acid

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  • noun a complex acid that occurs in ripe fruit and some vegetables

Etymologies

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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