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  • n. A substance resembling inosite and metameric with dextrose, extracted from the kidney of the dogfish, the shark, and the skate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A white crystalline substance of a sweetish taste, resembling inosite and metameric with dextrose. It is extracted from the kidney of the dogfish (of the genus Scyllium), the shark, and the skate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crystalline hexose found in the kidneys and livers of sharks, skates, etc. It has a slightly sweetish taste and does not reduce Fehling's solution.

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