protopectin

noun
pro·​to·​pec·​tin | \ -ˈpek-tᵊn How to pronounce protopectin (audio) \

Medical Definition of protopectin

: any of a group of water-insoluble pectic substances occurring in plants and yielding pectin or pectinic acids on hydrolysis

called also pectose

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