noun . Biochemistry, Chemistry a soluble, gummy substance, formed from starch by the action of heat, acids, or ferments, occurring in various forms and having dextrorotatory properties: used chiefly as a thickening agent in printing inks and food, as a mucilage, and as a substitute for gum arabic and other natural substances.
dex·trine [ dek-strin, -streen] /ˈdɛk strɪn, -strin/
Origin of dextrin
dating back to
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Related Words for dextrin sugar
polysaccharide Examples from the Web for dextrin Historical Examples of dextrin
Starch is made from it both for the laundry and for the manufacture of farina,
dextrin, etc. Dextrin, by the way, is the only paste which will not stain silk.
The starch has disappeared, and
dextrin, a new substance, appears in its place.
I have already spoken of the formation of
dextrin from starch. Dextrin has no particular dietetic qualities that do not exist in starch. British Dictionary definitions for dextrin dextrin dextrine ( ˈdɛkstrɪn, -triːn) noun any of a group of sticky substances that are intermediate products in the conversion of starch to maltose: used as thickening agents in foods and as gums Word Origin for dextrin
C19: from French
dextrine; see dextro-, -in
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n. Any of various soluble polysaccharides obtained from starch by the application of heat or acids and used mainly as adhesives and thickening agents.
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