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amylopectin

[ am-uh-loh-pek-tin ]
/ ˌæm ə loʊˈpɛk tɪn /
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noun
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
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British Dictionary definitions for amylopectin

amylopectin
/ (ˌæmɪləʊˈpɛktɪn) /

noun
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 iodineCompare amylose
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Medical definitions for amylopectin

amylopectin
[ ăm′ə-lō-pĕktĭn ]

n.
The highly branched, almost insoluble polysaccaride that is a constituent of starch.
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