dextrin

noun dex·trin \ ˈdek-strən \
variants: or less commonly dextrine play \-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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Origin and Etymology of dextrin

French dextrine, from dextr-


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dextrin

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