any of several water-insoluble products of the hydrolysis of pectin esters.
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- pecten band,
- pectinate line,
- pectinate muscle
Origin of pectic acid
First recorded in 1825–35
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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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