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fruc·to·san

(fruk'tō-san),
1. A polysaccharide of fructose (for example, inulin) containing small amounts of other sugars; present in certain tubers. Synonym(s): fructan, levan, levulan, levulin, levulosan, polyfructose
2. 2,6-Anhydrofructofuranose.
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levan

Dentistry A fructose homopolymer linked by β-2,6 bonds, formed by the partial digestion of sucrose by Bacillus and Streptococcus spp, which is a component of dental plaque representing the first biochemical event in cariogenesis. See Caries, Plaque. Cf Periodontal disease.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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(9) L'azione di Creonte esemplifica l'auspicio circa il comportamento del Principe nel Cortegiano: "Vorrei che avesse cura d'intendere le azioni ed esser censore de' suoi ministri; di levare ed abbreviar le liti tra i sudditi; di far far pace tra essi, e legargli insieme di parentati; di far che la citta fosse tutta unita e concorde in amicizia, come una casa privata; populosa, non povera, quieta, piena di boni artifici" (IV xli).
From the darkness, from that almost total oblivion, from that silence, using the arte del levare, Attanasio's investigation reveals points, features, minimal historical-biographical characteristics which her writing collects and fills in, with great discretion and a severe control over language and style, delineating for each its own space in that obscurity, in that darkness, in that silence.
It is derived from the Latin caro 'meat' and levare 'to lift', the idea being that this was the time when all meat had to be lifted or removed from the table and should not appear again until the end of the fast.
er per levare ogni dubio et per pi[grave{u}] chiara intelligenza et demostratione della sua intentione dechiara et commanda ...
Ma che c'entra, se vi dovete levare il debito per voi non deve essere uno scomodo.
Cosi dicendo, ebbe appena la forza di levare la mano per benedirli, che, calate le vele della vita, entro nel porto di tutti i guai di questo mondo (Basile 2001: 282-284).