pectose etymology

English word pectose comes from English cellulose, English pectic

Detailed word origin of pectose

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cellulose English (eng) (organic compound) A polysaccharide containing many glucose units in parallel chains.. A complex carbohydrate that forms the main constituent of the cell wall in most plants and is important in the manufacture of numerous products, such as paper, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and explosives. Consisting of, or containing, cells.
pectic English (eng) Of or pertaining to pectin or pectin-like substances. Relating to pectic acid or its derivatives.
pectose English (eng) (biochemistry) An amorphous carbohydrate found especially in unripe fruits. It is associated with cellulose, and is converted into substances of the pectin group.

Words with the same origin as pectose

Descendants of cellulose
celloidin cellophane cellucotton cellulase cellulosic endocellulase exocellulase lignocellulolytic lignocellulosic
Descendants of pectic