maltodextrin


malto·dex·trin

noun \ˌml-tō-ˈdek-strən\

Definition of MALTODEXTRIN

:  any of various carbohydrates derived from the partial hydrolysis of starch (as of corn or potatoes) and used in prepared foods especially as a filler and to enhance texture and flavor

Origin of MALTODEXTRIN

maltose + -o- + dextrin
First Known Use: 1885

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