[ lev-yuh-lin-ik, lev- ]
/ ˈlɛv yəˈlɪn ɪk, ˌlɛv- /
a white or colorless, water-soluble solid, C5H8O3, produced by the hydrolysis of cane sugar, starch, or cellulose; used chiefly in the organic synthesis of nylon, plastics, and pharmaceuticals.
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