/proh'teuh pek"tin/, n. Biochem.
any of the class of water-insoluble pectic substances that are found in the rind of citrus fruits or in apple peels and that are hydrolyzed to pectin or pectic acid. Also called pectinogen, pectose.
[1905-10; PROTO- + PECTIN]

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