pectose

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of pectic and cellulose

Noun[edit]

pectose ‎(plural pectoses)

  1. (biochemistry) An amorphous carbohydrate found especially in unripe fruits. It is associated with cellulose, and is converted into substances of the pectin group.

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