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pectic

[pek-tik]
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  1. pertaining to pectin.

Origin of pectic

1825–35; < Greek pēktikós congealing, equivalent to pēkt(ós) congealed (verbid of pēgnýnai to fix in, make solid) + -ikos -ic
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Historical Examples

  • 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