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amylopectin

[am-uh-loh-pek-tin] /ˌæm ə loʊˈpɛk tɪn/
noun
1.
the insoluble or gel component of starch that forms a paste with water, but does not solidify, and that turns red in iodine.
Compare amylose.
Origin of amylopectin
1900-1905
1900-05; amylo- + pectin
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British Dictionary definitions for amylopectin

amylopectin

/ˌæmɪləʊˈpɛktɪn/
noun
1.
the major component of starch (about 80 per cent), consisting of branched chains of glucose units. It is insoluble and gives a red-brown colour with iodine Compare amylose
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amylopectin in Medicine

amylopectin am·y·lo·pec·tin (ām'ə-lō-pěk'tĭn)
n.
The highly branched, almost insoluble polysaccaride that is a constituent of starch.

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