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protopectin

[ proh-tuh-pek-tin ]
/ ˌproʊ təˈpɛk tɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.

any of the class of water-insoluble pectic substances that are found in the rind of citrus fruits or in apple peels and that are hydrolyzed to pectin or pectic acid.

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Also called pectinogen, pectose.

Origin of protopectin

First recorded in 1905–10; proto- + pectin
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