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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
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levanDentistry 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.
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