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See also: Cyclodextrin
cyclodextrin (plural cyclodextrins)
- (biochemistry) Any of a class of cyclic oligosaccharides consisting of glucopyranose residues linked as in amylose; cycloamylose.
- They are named using a lowercase Greek letter as prefix, α- meaning six sugar residues, β- meaning seven and so on.
- The IUPAC names are of the form cyclomaltohexaose, cyclomaltoheptaose etc.