<chemistry> Of or pertaining to pectin; specifically, designating an acid obtained from ordinary vegetable jelly (pectin) as an amorphous substance, tough and horny when dry, but gelatinous when moist.

Origin: Gr. Curdled.

(01 Mar 1998)

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