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amylopectin

Line breaks: amylo|pec¦tin
Pronunciation: /ˌamɪləʊˈpɛktɪn
 
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Definition of amylopectin in English:

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
The non-crystallizable form of starch, consisting of branched polysaccharide chains.
Example sentences
  • The two major components of starch are amylose and amylopectin.
  • Inulin is a soluble carbohydrate of much lower molecular weight than either amylose or amylopectin.
  • About three-quarters of the total, depending on the source of the starch, is in the form of amylopectin; this consists of short, interconnected chains making up a many-branched mass comprising thousands of sugar units.

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