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pectin

noun pec·tin \ˈpek-tən\

: a substance in some fruits that makes fruit jellies thick when the fruit is cooked

Full Definition of PECTIN

:  any of various water-soluble substances that bind adjacent cell walls in plant tissues and yield a gel which is the basis of fruit jellies; also :  a commercial product rich in pectins

Origin of PECTIN

French pectine, from pectique
First Known Use: 1838

Rhymes with PECTIN

pectin

noun pec·tin \ˈpek-tən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PECTIN

1
:  any of various water-soluble substances that bind adjacent cell walls in plant tissues and yield a gel which is the basis of fruit jellies
2
:  a commercial product rich in pectins and used chiefly in making jelly and other foods, in pharmaceutical products especially for the control of diarrhea, and in cosmetics

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