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Any of a group of water-soluble colloidal carbohydrates of high molecular weight found in ripe fruits, such as apples, plums, and grapefruit, and used to jell various foods, drugs, and cosmetics.
[French pectine, from Greek pēktos, coagulated, from pēgnunai, to coagulate; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]
pec′tic, pec′tin·ous adj.
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|Adj.||1.||pectic - of or relating to or derived from pectin; "pectic acid"|
adj → pektisch