amylopectin

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amylopectin A branched-chain polysaccharide that is found in native starches composed of glucose units joined by α-1, 4 glycosidic bonds (see GLYCOSIDE) and at points of branching by α-1.6 bonds.

amylopectin

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amylopectin A polysaccharide comprising highly branched chains of glucose molecules. It is one of the constituents (the other being amylose) of starch.

amylopectin

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amylopectin The branched chain form of starch. About 75–80% of most starches; the remainder is amylose.

amylopectin

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amylopectin A branched-chain polysaccharide that is found in native starches composed of glucose units joined by α-1,4 glycosidic bonds and at points of branching by α-1,6 bonds.

amylopectin

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amylopectin (ami-loh-pek-tin) n. see starch.