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noun poly·dex·trose \ˌpäl-i-ˈdek-ˌstrōs, -ˌstrōz\

Medical Definition of polydextrose

  1. :  a polymer of dextrose containing small amounts of bound sorbitol and citric acid that is used to mimic the texture and bulk of fat or sugar in low-calorie foods

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