pectic

adjective

pec·​tic ˈpek-tik How to pronounce pectic (audio)
: of, relating to, or derived from pectin

Examples of pectic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pectinases degrade the pectin in citrus pith by cleaving the bonds between the pectic polysaccharides. Ashton Yoon, Discover Magazine, 6 Dec. 2016

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Word History

Etymology

French pectique, from Greek pēktikos coagulating, from pēgnynai to fix, coagulate — more at pact

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pectic was in 1825

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Cite this Entry

“Pectic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pectic. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

pectic

adjective
pec·​tic ˈpek-tik How to pronounce pectic (audio)
: of, relating to, or derived from pectin
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