Meaning of DEXTRIN in English

also ~e noun Etymology: French ~e, from dextr- Date: 1838 any of various water-soluble gummy polysaccharides (C 6 H 10 O 5 ) n obtained from starch by the action of heat, acids, or enzymes and used as adhesives, as sizes for paper and textiles, as thickening agents (as in syrups), and in beer

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