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lev'u•lin'ic ac'id



Pronunciation: (lev'yu-lin'ik, lev"-), [key] Chem.
a white or colorless, water-soluble solid, C5H8O3, produced by the hydrolysis of cane sugar, starch, or cellulose; used chiefly in the organic synthesis of nylon, plastics, and pharmaceuticals.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

levorphanollevulose

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