galactan

[ guh-lak-tuh n, -tan ]
/ gəˈlæk tən, -tæn /

noun Biochemistry.

any of the class of hexosans, as agar, that yield galactose upon hydrolysis.

Nearby words

  1. gala,
  2. galabia,
  3. galact-,
  4. galactacrasia,
  5. galactagogue,
  6. galactic,
  7. galactic cluster,
  8. galactic coordinate,
  9. galactic coordinate system,
  10. galactic equator


Origin of galactan

From German, dating back to 1885–90; see origin at galact-, -ane

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