: 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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lev- + glucosan

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“Levoglucosan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/levoglucosan. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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