Definition of Pectic acid

1. Noun. A complex acid that occurs in ripe fruit and some vegetables.

Generic synonyms: Acid

Definition of Pectic acid

1. Noun. an acidic derivative of a carbohydrate; the active constituent of pectin ¹

2. Noun. (chemistry) a helical polymer of ?D-galacturonic acid ¹

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Medical Definition of Pectic acid

1. The d-isomer is an oxidation product of d-galactose, in which the 6-CH2OH group has become a -COOH group; occurs in many natural products (e.g., pectins). Synonym: pectic acid. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pectic Acid

pecten analis
pecten band
pectic acid (current term)
pectic acids
pectin lyase
pectin sugar
pectinate fibres
pectinate ligaments of iridocorneal angle
pectinate ligaments of iris

Literary usage of Pectic acid

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1. A Treatise on Food and Diet: With Observations on the Dietetical Regimen by Jonathan Pereira (1843)
"In the dried state, pectine and pectic acid closely resemble each other; but the former is distinguished from the latter by several characters. ..."

2. A Treatise on Food and Diet: With Observations on the Dietetical Regimen by Jonathan Pereira (1843)
"According to Fremy the saturating power of pectic acid is double that of ... is convertible into pectic acid. This fact explains why an impure aqueous ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1836)
"From this solution it was precipitated in the form of a jelly by alcohol, sugar, &c., shewing that it was pectic acid. Bussy subsequently extracted it from ..."

4. Chemistry by William Thomas Brande, Alfred Swaine Taylor (1863)
"pectic acid. ble precipitates, which bare been called ... into pectic acid by the action of weak alkaline solutions ; and the soluble pectates thus formed ..."

5. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1871)
"According to Frémy, pectic acid prepared in the ordinary way (probably according to ... Fromberg prepared his pectic acid from turnips by comminution, ..."

6. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1862)
"When moist pectic acid is washed on a filter with boiling water, the filtrate yields with neutral acetate of lead, a precipitate containing ..."

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