Meaning of dextrin
Pronunciation: (dek'strin), [key]
— n. Biochem., Chem.
- a soluble, gummy substance, formed from starch by the action of heat, acids, or ferments, occurring in various forms and having dextrorotatory properties: used chiefly as a thickening agent in printing inks and food, as a mucilage, and as a substitute for gum arabic and other natural substances.
- dextrin (Thesaurus)