levoglucose

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

levo- +‎ glucose (left-rotating sugar) (left sugar)

Noun[edit]

levoglucose (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) levulose (D-fructose), the left-rotating form of fructose

Usage notes[edit]

This is not L-glucose form of glucose despite being named that way, it is the D-fructose form of fructose, due to the origins of stereochemistry and sugar research.

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