<chemistry> A substance resembling dextrin, obtained from the bulbs of the dahlia, the artichoke, and other sources, as a colourless, spongy, amorphous material. It is so called because by decomposition it yields levulose.

Alternative forms: laevulin.

(01 Mar 1998)

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