pectic acid

noun

: any of various water-insoluble substances formed by hydrolyzing the methyl ester groups of pectins

Examples of pectic acid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Typically, under-ripe fruits have more pectin because fruit enzymes convert it to pectic acid during the ripening process [5]. Catherine Hu, Discover Magazine, 4 Aug. 2015

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pectic acid was in 1825

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“Pectic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pectic%20acid. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

pectic acid

noun
: any of various water-insoluble substances formed by hydrolyzing the methyl ester groups of pectins
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