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protopectin

[proh-tuh-pek-tin] /ˌproʊ təˈpɛk tɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of the class of water-insoluble pectic substances that are found in the rind of citrus fruits or in apple peels and that are hydrolyzed to pectin or pectic acid.
Also called pectinogen, pectose.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; proto- + pectin
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  • Pectin is a structural polysaccharide commonly found in the form of protopectin in plant cells.

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