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levulinic acid

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noun lev·u·lin·ic acid \ˌlev-yə-ˌlin-ik-\
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laevulinic acid

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Medical Definition of levulinic acid

  1. :  a crystalline keto acid C5H8O3 obtained by action of dilute acids on hexoses (as levulose) and on substances (as starch or sucrose) that yield hexoses on hydrolysis


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