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pectic

[pek-tik] /ˈpɛk tɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to pectin.
Origin of pectic
1825-1835
1825-35; < Greek pēktikós congealing, equivalent to pēkt(ós) congealed (verbid of pēgnýnai to fix in, make solid) + -ikos -ic
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  • When the middle lamella reaches the pectic acid stage, the fruit becomes soft and "mushy" in texture.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher

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