amylopectin(redirected from Amylopectine)
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A highly branched polysaccharide of high molecular weight that is one of the two main components, along with amylose, of starches.
(Biochemistry) the major component of starch (about 80 per cent), consisting of branched chains of glucose units. It is insoluble and gives a red-brown colour with iodine. Compare amylose
am•y•lo•pec•tin(ˌæm ə loʊˈpɛk tɪn)
the outer, insoluble component of starch granules. Compare amylose.