Any polysaccharide composed of galactose residues

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  • galactosan — /geuh lak teuh san , seuhn/, n. galactan. [GALACTOSE + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • galactosan — ga·lac·to·san (gə lakґto san) galactan …   Medical dictionary

  • galactosan — /geuh lak teuh san , seuhn/, n. galactan. [GALACTOSE + AN] …   Useful english dictionary

  • galactan — /geuh lak teuhn, tan/, n. Biochem. any of the class of hexosans, as agar, that yield galactose upon hydrolysis. Also, galactosan. [1885 90; < G; see GALACT , ANE] * * * …   Universalium

  • carrageenan, carrageenin — A polysaccharide vegetable gum obtained from Irish moss; a galactosan sulfate resembling agar in molecular structure. SYN: carrageen (2), carragheen. [Carragheen, Irish village] …   Medical dictionary

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