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[fruhk-tuh-san, froo k-, frook-] /ˈfrʌk təˌsæn, ˈfrʊk-, ˈfruk-/

noun, Biochemistry.
any of the class of hexosans, as inulin and the like, that yield upon hydrolysis.


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