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Dextrin   /dˈɛkstrɪn/   Listen
Dextrin

noun
1.
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.






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"Dextrin" Quotes from Famous Books



... Cooking. As the chief ingredient is starch, long cooking is necessary, in water at a high temperature (212 deg. F.), which softens the cellulose, and breaks open the starch grains, changing the insoluble starch to soluble starch and dextrin, so that it ...
— The Suffrage Cook Book • L. O. Kleber



Words linked to "Dextrin" :   polysaccharide, polyose



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