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starch

starch

A high molecular-weight polysaccharide built up of d-glucose residues in a-1,4 linkage, differing from cellulose in the presence of a- rather than beta-glucoside linkages, that exists in most plant tissues; converted into dextrin when subjected to the action of dry heat, and into dextrin and d-glucose by amylases and glucoamylases in saliva and pancreatic juice; used as a dusting powder, an emollient, and an ingredient in medicinal tablets, and is an important raw material for the manufacture of alcohol, acetone, n-butanol, lactic acid, citric acid, glycerine, and gluconic acid by fermentation; chief storage carbohydrate in most higher plants.amylum; [A.S. stearc, strong]
animal s.glycogen
liver s.glycogen
moss s.lichenin
soluble s.a high-molecular-weight, water-soluble dextrin produced by the partial acid hydrolysis of s.; useful in iodimetry, as it gives an easily visible purple-black end point in the presence of free iodine.

 

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