Meaning of amylopectin

am•y•lo•pec•tin

Pronunciation: (am"u-lō-pek'tin), [key]
— n.
  1. the insoluble or gel component of starch that forms a paste with water, but does not solidify, and that turns red in iodine. Cf. amylose.
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