[ pek-tik ]
/ ˈpɛk tɪk /


pertaining to pectin.

Nearby words

  1. pectate,
  2. pecten,
  3. pecten band,
  4. pectenitis,
  5. pectenosis,
  6. pectic acid,
  7. pectin,
  8. pectinaceous,
  9. pectinate,
  10. pectinate line

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