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noun pec·tin \ˈpek-tən\

Definition of pectin

  1. :  any of various water-soluble substances that bind adjacent cell walls in plant tissues and yield a gel which is the basis of fruit jellies; also :  a commercial product rich in pectins

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Origin and Etymology of pectin

French pectine, from pectique


PECTIN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of pectin for English Language Learners

  • : a substance in some fruits that makes fruit jellies thick when the fruit is cooked


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pectin

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noun pec·tin \ˈpek-tən\

Medical Definition of pectin

  1. 1:  any of various water-soluble substances that bind adjacent cell walls in plant tissues and yield a gel which is the basis of fruit jellies

  2. 2:  a commercial product rich in pectins and used chiefly in making jelly and other foods, in pharmaceutical products especially for the control of diarrhea, and in cosmetics


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