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amylopectin

[am-uh-loh-pek-tin]
noun
  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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Compare amylose.

Origin of amylopectin

First recorded in 1900–05; amylo- + pectin
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British Dictionary definitions for amylopectin

amylopectin

noun
  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 iodineCompare amylose
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amylopectin in Medicine

amylopectin

(ăm′ə-lō-pĕktĭn)
n.
  1. The highly branched, almost insoluble polysaccaride that is a constituent of starch.
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