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galactan

[guh-lak-tuh n, -tan] /gəˈlæk tən, -tæn/
noun, Biochemistry.
1.
any of the class of hexosans, as agar, that yield galactose upon hydrolysis.
Also, galactosan.
Origin of galactan
1885-1890
From German, dating back to 1885-90; See origin at galact-, -ane
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