pectic

pectic

[pek-tik]
adjective
pertaining to pectin.

Origin:
1825–35; < Greek pēktikós congealing, equivalent to pēkt(ós) congealed (verbid of pēgnýnai to fix in, make solid) + -ikos -ic

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pectin (ˈpɛktɪn)
 
n
biochem any of the acidic hemicelluloses that occur in ripe fruit and vegetables: used in the manufacture of jams because of their ability to solidify to a gel when heated in a sugar solution (may be referred to on food labels as E440(a))
 
[C19: from Greek pēktos congealed, from pegnuein to set]
 
'pectic
 
adj
 
'pectinous
 
adj

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