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PECTIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pectin mean? 

PECTIN (noun)
  The noun PECTIN has 1 sense:

1. any of various water-soluble colloidal carbohydrates that occur in ripe fruit and vegetables; used in making fruit jellies and jams

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


 Dictionary entry details 


PECTIN (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of various water-soluble colloidal carbohydrates that occur in ripe fruit and vegetables; used in making fruit jellies and jams

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

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

cellulose (a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers)

Holonyms ("pectin" is a substance of...):

Kaopectate (trade name for a fixed-combination antidiarrheal drug that use kaolin as the adsorbent and pectin as the emollient)


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