dextrin

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dex·trin

noun \ˈdek-strən\

Definition of DEXTRIN

:  any of various water-soluble gummy polysaccharides (C6H10O5)n obtained from starch by the action of heat, acids, or enzymes and used as adhesives, as sizes for paper and textiles, as thickening agents (as in syrups), and in beer

Variants of DEXTRIN

dex·trin also dex·trine \-ˌstrēn, -strən\

Origin of DEXTRIN

French dextrine, from dextr-
First Known Use: 1838

dex·trin

noun \ˈdek-strən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEXTRIN

: any of various soluble gummy polysaccharides (C6H10O5)n obtained from starch by the action of heat, acids, or enzymes and used as adhesives, as sizes for paper and textiles, as thickening agents (as in syrups), and in beer

Variants of DEXTRIN

dex·trin also dex·trine \-ˌstrēn, -strən\

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