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Pronunciation: fruk'to-san


  1. A polysaccharide of fructose (inulin) containing small amounts of other sugars; present in certain tubers.
  2. 2,6-Anhydrofructofuranose.

Synonym(s): fructan, levan, levulan, levulin, levulosan, polyfructose

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