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Pronunciation: ak-rō′ō-deks′trin

Definition: Dextrin of low molecular weight, formed from starch in a stage of the digestion of the latter by amylase; it produces no color reaction with iodine.

Synonym(s): achrodextrin

[G. achromos, uncolored, + dextrin]

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