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  • n. An amorphous carbohydrate found especially in unripe fruits. It is associated with cellulose, and is converted into substances of the pectin group.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An amorphous carbohydrate found in the vegetable kingdom, esp. in unripe fruits. It is associated with cellulose, and is converted into substances of the pectin group.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., a substance which has not yet been prepared in a pure state, but is believed to be contained in the pulp of fleshy fruit in the unripe state, also in fleshy roots and other vegetable organs.

Etymologies

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Blend of pectic and cellulose

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