dextrin

noun

dex·​trin ˈdek-strən How to pronounce dextrin (audio)
variants or less commonly dextrine
: 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

Examples of dextrin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made with wheat dextrin, Benefiber contains only soluble fiber and delivers three grams per two-teaspoon serving. Christine Byrne, Men's Health, 13 Dec. 2022 Others state that dextrin, an edible carbohydrate produced from corn or potato starch, is used to make the adhesive. Bill Sullivan, The Conversation, 5 June 2020 Benefiber (wheat dextrin) – Provides 3 grams soluble fiber. Trihealth, Cincinnati.com, 17 July 2017 In the United States, products that feature added fiber include yogurt, orange juice, white bread and artificial sweetener The no-calorie Coca-Cola Plus boasts five grams of indigestible dextrin, a source of dietary fiber, per 470-ml bottle. Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY, 1 May 2017 They’re sprinkled with salt and dextrin (a starch) as well, which gives a sweeter, saltier crunch. Natania Barron, WIRED, 23 June 2010

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Word History

Etymology

French dextrine, from dextr-

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dextrin was in 1838

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Cite this Entry

“Dextrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dextrin. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

dextrin

noun
dex·​trin ˈdek-strən How to pronounce dextrin (audio)
variants also dextrine
: 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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