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 (dĕk′strĭn) also dex·trine (dĕk′strĭn, -strēn′)
Any of various soluble polysaccharides obtained from starch by the application of heat or acids and used mainly as adhesives and thickening agents.


(ˈdɛkstrɪn) or


(Elements & Compounds) any of a group of sticky substances that are intermediate products in the conversion of starch to maltose: used as thickening agents in foods and as gums
[C19: from French dextrine; see dextro-, -in]


(ˈdɛk strɪn)

also dex•trine

(-strɪn, -strin)

a soluble gummy substance, formed from starch by the action of heat, acids, or ferments, having dextrorotatory properties: used chiefly as a thickening agent, as a mucilage, and as a substitute for gum arabic and other natural substances.
[1825–35; < French dextrine. See dexter, -in1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dextrin - 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
polyose, polysaccharide - any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules
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Tenders are invited for procurement of dextrine powder
The company manufactures and sells refined oil (mainly soya) and de-oiled cakes (DOC), cotton yarn, and maize products, such as starch, glucose, sorbitol, dextrose monohydrate powder, and maltose dextrine powder.
Soluble in diluted acetic acid and oxalic acid Water extract pH 6.5-7.0 6.4-6.8 Mass loss upon 12.0-12.4 11.7-12.1 drying, % Content of water- 0.45-0.67 0.35-0.50 soluble sub- stances, % Sulphate ash, % 0.92-1.14 0.80-0.90 Starch and dextrine Does not contain Does not contain WRV, % 95-97 93-95 Parameter MCC Solubility Practically insoluble in water, diluted acids, 8.5% sodium hydroxide, 96% ethanol, toluene, acetone Water extract pH 6.2-6.8 Mass loss upon 3.7-5.8 drying, % Content of water- 0.12-0.16 soluble sub- stances, % Sulphate ash, % 0.19-0.30 Starch and dextrine Does not contain WRV, % 54-62
ML estimates that the market for its Emmelle (Dextrine Sulphate) product is around $1bn.
Those used here (made of natural liquorice, gum, starch, gelatine and dextrine) are common in The Netherlands.