amylopectin

noun
am·​y·​lo·​pec·​tin | \ ˌa-mə-lō-ˈpek-tən How to pronounce amylopectin (audio) \

Definition of amylopectin

: a component of starch that has a high molecular weight and branched structure and does not tend to gel in aqueous solutions

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Recent Examples on the Web The two main molecules of that starch, a type of carbohydrate, are amylose and amylopectin, deposited in solid granules throughout the plant. Washington Post, "How to make crispy, golden potatoes, every time," 18 Dec. 2020

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1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Amylopectin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amylopectin. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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amylopectin

noun
am·​y·​lo·​pec·​tin | \ ˌam-ə-lō-ˈpek-tən How to pronounce amylopectin (audio) \

Medical Definition of amylopectin

: a component of starch that has a high molecular weight and branched structure and does not tend to gel in aqueous solutions

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