pectin

noun pec·tin \ ˈpek-tən \
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of pectin

: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

pectin

noun

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

noun pec·tin \ ˈpek-tən \

medical 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
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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