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the polysaccharide fragments remaining at the end (limit) of exhaustive hydrolysis of amylopectin or glycogen by α-1,4-glucan maltohydrolase or β-amylase, which cannot hydrolyze the α-1,6 bonds at branch points; accumulates in individuals with type III glycogen storage disease.
Synonym(s): dextrin limit
any of a range of glucose polymers of varying sizes formed during the hydrolysis of starch.
a by-product of glycogenolysis.