[ am-uh-loh-pek-tin ]

  1. the insoluble or gel component of starch that forms a paste with water, but does not solidify, and that turns red in iodine.

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Origin of amylopectin

First recorded in 1900–05; amylo- + pectin

Words Nearby amylopectin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for amylopectin


/ (ˌæmɪləʊˈpɛktɪn) /

  1. the major component of starch (about 80 per cent), consisting of branched chains of glucose units. It is insoluble and gives a red-brown colour with iodine: Compare amylose

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