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Pronunciation: am′i-lō-deks′trin

Definition: End product of hydrolysis of amylopectin by β-amylase; further hydrolysis requires amylo-1,6-glucosidase, which attacks the branch points. Identified by its color reaction with iodine (amylodextrin turns blue).

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