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dextrin

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noun dex·trin \ˈdek-strən\

Definition of dextrin

  1. :  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

also dex·trine play \-ˌstrēn, -strən\

Origin of dextrin

French dextrine, from dextr-


First Known Use: 1838


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dextrin

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noun dex·trin \ˈdek-strən\

Medical Definition of dextrin

  1. :  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

also dex·trine \-ˌstrēn, -strən\play

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