Definition of Starch. Meaning of Starch. Synonyms of Starch
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Definition of Starch
StarchStarch Starch, a. [AS. stearc stark, strong, rough. See
Stiff; precise; rigid. [R.] --Killingbeck. StarchStarch Starch, n. [From starch stiff, cf. G. st["a]rke, fr.
1. (Chem.) A widely diffused vegetable substance found
especially in seeds, bulbs, and tubers, and extracted (as
from potatoes, corn, rice, etc.) as a white, glistening,
granular or powdery substance, without taste or smell, and
giving a very peculiar creaking sound when rubbed between
the fingers. It is used as a food, in the production of
commercial grape sugar, for stiffening linen in laundries,
in making paste, etc.
Note: Starch is a carbohydrate, being the typical amylose,
C6H10O5, and is detected by the fine blue color given
to it by free iodine. It is not fermentable as such,
but is changed by diastase into dextrin and maltose,
and by heating with dilute acids into dextrose. Cf.
Sugar, Inulin, and Lichenin.
2. Fig.: A stiff, formal manner; formality. --Addison.
Starch hyacinth (Bot.), the grape hyacinth; -- so called
because the flowers have the smell of boiled starch. See
under Grape. StarchStarch Starch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Starched; p. pr. & vb. n.
To stiffen with starch.
Meaning of Starch from wikipedia
is a polymeric carbohydrate consisting
of numerous glucose units joined
bonds. This polysaccharide
by most green...
- Corn starch
or maize starch
is the starch derived
from the corn (maize) grain. The starch
from the endosperm
of the kernel. Corn starch
- Modified starch
, also called starch
derivatives, are prepared
by physically, enzymatically, or chemically treating native starch
- The iodine
test is used to test for the presence
. Starch turns
into an intense
of aqueous solutions
(/ˌtæpiˈoʊkə/; Portuguese: [tapiˈɔkɐ]) is a starch extracted
from the storage roots
of the c****ava plant
(Manihot esculenta). This species
- Starch gelatinization
is a process
down the intermolecular
bonds[clarification needed] of starch molecules
in the presence
- Sago /ˈseɪɡoʊ/ is a starch extracted
from the spongy
centre, or pith, of various tropical
palm stems, especially
that of Metroxylon
sagu. It is a major...
is starch extracted
from potatoes. The cells
of the root tubers
of the potato plant contain starch grains
(leucoplasts). To extract
is partially stored
as a polymer, in plants mainly
and in animals
as glycogen. Glucose circulates
in the blood...
- Resistant starch
(RS) is starch
products, that escapes
in the small intestine
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