Definition of pectolytic in US English:

pectolytic

adjective

Biochemistry Biology
  • Designating or involving degradation of pectins; able to degrade pectins; (of an enzyme) acting as a pectinase.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in American Journal of Botany. From pect- + -o- + -lytic.

Pronunciation

pectolytic

/ˌpɛktəˈlɪtɪk/