pectic acid definition

  • noun:
    • A transparent gelatinous acid, C17H24O16, insoluble in water, created because of the hydrolysis of particular esters of pectin.
    • an acidic derivative of a carbohydrate; the energetic constituent of pectin
    • a helical polymer of αD-galacturonic acid
    • a complex acid that develops in ripe good fresh fruit many veggies

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