dextrin

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noun dex·trin \ˈdek-strən\
variants: or less commonly

dextrine

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Definition of dextrin

  1. :  any of various water-soluble gummy polysaccharides (C6H10O5)n obtained from starch by the action of heat, acids, or enzymes and used as adhesives, as sizes for paper and textiles, as thickening agents (as in syrups), and in beer

Origin and Etymology of dextrin

French dextrine, from dextr-


First Known Use: 1838


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dextrin

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noun dex·trin \ˈdek-strən\
variants: also

dextrine

\-ˌstrēn, -strən\play

Medical Definition of dextrin

  1. :  any of various soluble gummy polysaccharides (C6H10O5)n obtained from starch by the action of heat, acids, or enzymes and used as adhesives, as sizes for paper and textiles, as thickening agents (as in syrups), and in beer


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