[ pek-tik ]
/ ˈpɛk tɪk /


pertaining to pectin.

Origin of pectic

1825–35; < Greek pēktikós congealing, equivalent to pēkt(ós) congealed (verbid of pēgnýnai to fix in, make solid) + -ikos -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pectic

  • When the middle lamella reaches the pectic acid stage, the fruit becomes soft and "mushy" in texture.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life|Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher