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  • n. A methyl-pentose, 6-deoxy-L-mannose, which occurs in the leaves and flowers of poison ivy and is a constituent of many plant glycosides.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crystalline substance, CH3(CH.OH)4.CHO + H2O, made by boiling quercitin, etc., with dilute sulphuric acid. It melts at 92–93° C. Also called isodulcite.

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