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dex·tran

n :  any of numerous biopolymers (C6H10O5)n of variable molecular weight that are produced esp. by the fermentation of sucrose by bacteria of the genus Leuconostoc (as L. mesenteroides), are found in dental plaque, and are used esp. after suitable chemical modification as blood plasma substitutes, as packing materials in chromatography, and as pharmaceutical agents - compare LEVAN  .
 
   
 
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