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Blend of pectic +‎ cellulose


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.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for pectose in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)