dextrin

noun
dex·​trin | \ˈdek-strən \
variants: or less commonly dextrine \ -​ˌstrēn , -​strən \

Definition of dextrin 

: 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

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Benefiber (wheat dextrin) – Provides 3 grams soluble fiber. Trihealth, Cincinnati.com, "Why health experts emphasize fiber," 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, "Need more fiber in your diet? Try a Coke," 1 May 2017 They’re sprinkled with salt and dextrin (a starch) as well, which gives a sweeter, saltier crunch. Natania Barron, WIRED, "Fun Food Taste Test: Okra Chips," 23 June 2010

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First Known Use of dextrin

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dextrin

French dextrine, from dextr-

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dextrin

noun
dex·​trin | \ˈdek-strən \
variants: also dextrine \ -​ˌstrēn, -​strən \

Medical Definition of dextrin 

: 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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