cyclodextrin

noun

cy·​clo·​dex·​trin ˌsī-klō-ˈdek-strən How to pronounce cyclodextrin (audio)
: 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

Examples of cyclodextrin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The formula also includes hydroxypropyl beta cyclodextrin, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, phosphatidylcholine 75%, phytosterols, silica, FD&C Blue #2, and FD&C Red #40 to ensure optimal performance. 4. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 30 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cyclodextrin was in 1960

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“Cyclodextrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclodextrin. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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