inulin: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (in'yu-lin), [key]
— n. Chem.
- a polysaccharide, (CHO), obtained from the roots of certain plants, esp. elecampane, dahlia, and Jerusalem artichoke, that undergoes hydrolysis to the dextrorotatory form of fructose: used chiefly as an ingredient in diabetic bread and as a reagent in diagnosing kidney function. Also called
- inulin (Thesaurus)