Pectic-acid definition

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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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A complex, water-insoluble acid, formed by hydrolysis of the methyl ester groups of pectin.
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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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(chemistry) A helical polymer of αD-galacturonic acid.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pectic-acid
Plural:
pectic-acids

Origin of pectic-acid

  • French pectique related to pectin from Greek pēktikos coagulating from pēktos coagulated pectin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition