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pectose

[pek-tohs]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. protopectin.

Origin of pectose

First recorded in 1855–60; pect(ic) + -ose2
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Examples from the Web for pectose

Historical Examples

  • What change does heat bring about in the pectose substances of fruits?

    Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value</p>

    Harry Snyder

  • Pectose is a modification of pectin; it is insoluble in water.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual

    Charles Alexander Cameron

  • Success in the preparation of fruit jellies depends chiefly upon the amount of pectose contained in the fruit.

    Science in the Kitchen.</p>

    Mrs. E. E. Kellogg

  • Such fruits as peaches, cherries, and others containing but a small proportion of pectose, cannot be made into a firm jelly.

    Science in the Kitchen.</p>

    Mrs. E. E. Kellogg

  • Starch does not enter into the composition of carrots, but a small portion of pectose is found instead.

    Science in the Kitchen.</p>

    Mrs. E. E. Kellogg


British Dictionary definitions for pectose

pectose

noun
  1. an insoluble carbohydrate found in the cell walls of unripe fruit that is converted to pectin by enzymic processes
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