pectose

[ pek-tohs ]
/ ˈpɛk toʊs /
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noun Biochemistry.


Nearby words

  1. pectoral nerve,
  2. pectoral sandpiper,
  3. pectoral vein,
  4. pectoralis,
  5. pectoriloquy,
  6. pectous,
  7. pectus,
  8. pectus carinatum,
  9. pectus excavatum,
  10. pectus recurvatum

Origin of pectose

First recorded in 1855–60; pect(ic) + -ose2

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British Dictionary definitions for pectose

pectose

/ (ˈpɛkˌtəʊz) /

noun

an insoluble carbohydrate found in the cell walls of unripe fruit that is converted to pectin by enzymic processes
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