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luminacoids


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Japanese term, introduced 2003, to include all oligosaccharides, sugar alcohols, resistant starch, indigestible dextrins, resistant proteins, and other compounds of plant or animal origin that may undergo (bacterial) metabolism in the intestinal lumen; a wider definition than either dietary fibre (see fibre, dietary) or non-starch polysaccharide.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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