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DEXTRIN

 Dictionary entry overview: What does dextrin mean? 

DEXTRIN (noun)
  The noun DEXTRIN has 1 sense:

1. any of various polysaccharides obtained by hydrolysis of starch; a tasteless and odorless gummy substance that is used as a thickening agent and in adhesives and in dietary supplements

  Familiarity information: DEXTRIN used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEXTRIN (noun)


Sense 1dextrin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various polysaccharides obtained by hydrolysis of starch; a tasteless and odorless gummy substance that is used as a thickening agent and in adhesives and in dietary supplements

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("dextrin" is a kind of...):

polyose; polysaccharide (any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules)


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