Pectin Definition

pĕktĭn
pectins
noun
A water-soluble carbohydrate, obtained from certain ripe fruits, which yields a gel that is the basis of jellies and jams.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Pectin

Noun

Singular:
pectin
Plural:
pectins

Origin of Pectin

  • French pectine from Greek pēktos coagulated from pēgnunai to coagulate pag- in Indo-European roots

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

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