dextrin

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

Examples of dextrin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dextrin. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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dextrin

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

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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