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noun pec·tin \ˈpek-tən\

Simple Definition of pectin

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full 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; also :  a commercial product rich in pectins

Origin of pectin

French pectine, from pectique


First Known Use: 1838

Rhymes with pectin


Medical Dictionary

pectin

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noun pec·tin \ˈpek-tən\

Medical Definition of pectin

  1. 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. 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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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "pectin" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "pectin"


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