noun cy·clo·dex·trin \-ˈdek-strən\

Definition of CYCLODEXTRIN

:  any of a class of complex cyclic sugars that are products of the enzymatic decomposition of starch and that can catalyze reactions between simpler molecules which come together within the cylindrical body of the sugar

First Known Use of CYCLODEXTRIN



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