adjective Date: circa 1844 of, relating to, or containing pectin

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • pectinaceous — |pektə̇|nāshəs adjective 1. [pectin + aceous] : of, relating to, or containing pectin 2. [New Latin Pectinacea + English ous] : of or relating to the Pectinacea * * * pectinaceous / āˈshəs/ adjective Like the scallops …   Useful english dictionary

  • pectinaceous — pec·ti·na·ceous …   English syllables

  • pectin — pectinaceous /pek teuh nay sheuhs/, pectinous, adj. /pek tin/, n. Biochem. a white, amorphous, colloidal carbohydrate of high molecular weight occurring in ripe fruits, esp. in apples, currants, etc., and used in fruit jellies, pharmaceuticals,… …   Universalium

  • middle lamella — noun Date: circa 1886 a layer of pectinaceous intercellular material lying between the walls of adjacent plant cells see cell illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pectin —   n. substance in fruit causing jam, etc., to set.    ♦ pectinaceous, pectic a …   Dictionary of difficult words

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”