cyclodextrin

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Etymology[edit]

cyclo- +‎ dextrin

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Noun[edit]

cyclodextrin (plural cyclodextrins)

  1. (biochemistry) Any of a class of cyclic oligosaccharides consisting of glucopyranose residues linked as in amylose; cycloamylose.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.

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