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Meaning of dextrin by Wiktionary Dictionary

dextrin


    Noun

    dextrin ( plural: dextrins )

    1. ( biochemistry ) Any of a range of polymers of glucose, intermediate in complexity between maltose and starch, produced by the enzymatic hydrolysis of starch; used commercially as adhesives

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Explanation of dextrin by Wordnet Dictionary

dextrin


    Noun
    1. any of various polysaccharides obtained by hydrolysis of starch



    Definition of dextrin by GCIDE Dictionary

    dextrin


    1. Dextrin n. [Cf. F. dextrine, G. dextrin. See Dexter.] ( Chem. ) A translucent, gummy, amorphous substance, nearly tasteless and odorless, used as a substitute for gum, for sizing, etc., and obtained from starch by the action of heat, acids, or diastase. It is of somewhat variable composition, containing several carbohydrates which change easily to their respective varieties of sugar. It is so named from its rotating the plane of polarization to the right; -- called also British gum, Alsace gum, gommelin, leiocome, etc. See Achroodextrin, and Erythrodextrin.