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maize starch, waxy


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Starch obtained from varieties of maize consisting wholly or largely (99%) of amylopectin, compared with ordinary maize starch with 26% amylose and 74% amylopectin. The paste is semi-translucent, cohesive, and does not form a gel. See also cornflour; starch, waxy.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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