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