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maltodextrin

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noun malto·dex·trin \ˌmȯl-tō-ˈdek-strən\

Definition of maltodextrin

  1. :  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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