[ gloo-kuh-san ]
/ ˈglu kəˌsæn /

noun Biochemistry.

any of a number of polysaccharides that yield glucose upon hydrolysis.

Origin of glucosan

1920–25; glucose + -an, for -ane Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for glucosan


[ glōōkə-săn′ ]


A polysaccharide yielding glucose upon hydrolysis.
Any of several anhydrides of glucose.
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