pectic acid


noun Chemistry.

any of several water-insoluble products of the hydrolysis of pectin esters.

Nearby words

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

Origin of pectic acid

First recorded in 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for pectic acid

pectic acid

noun

a complex acid containing arabinose and galactose that occurs in ripe fruit, beets, and other vegetables. Formula: C 35 H 50 O 33
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