levoglucosan

noun le·vo·glucosan \¦lē(ˌ)vō+\

Definition of levoglucosan

  1. :  a levorotatory crystalline anhydride C6H10O5 of glucose that is best prepared by treating the beta form of phenyl glucoside with alkali, and that regenerates glucose on heating with water; 1,6-anhydro-β-d -glucose — compare glucosan

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Origin and Etymology of levoglucosan

lev- + glucosan


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