noun Biochemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. glucophore,
  2. glucoprotein,
  3. glucopyranose,
  4. glucosamine,
  5. glucosamine sulphate,
  6. glucose,
  7. glucose oxidase method,
  8. glucose tolerance test,
  9. glucose transport maximum,
  10. glucose-6-phosphatase

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




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

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