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pectic acid

noun, Chemistry.
any of several water-insoluble products of the hydrolysis of pectin esters.
Origin of pectic acid
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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
British Dictionary definitions for pectic acid

pectic acid

a complex acid containing arabinose and galactose that occurs in ripe fruit, beets, and other vegetables. Formula: C35H50O33
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