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Definition of "dextrine" [dextrine]

  • The soluble or gummy matters, having the general formula (C6H10O5)n, into which starch is convertible by diastase or by certain acids.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "dextrine" in a sentence
  • "The baking turns part of the starch into dextrine, which is easy to digest."
  • "The action of heat, in baking, which causes the vapor to rise, and forms the crust of starchy food, produces what is called dextrine, or partially digested starch."
  • "The long boiling converts the starch into dextrine, which is more easily digested than starch."