hexosan

[ hek-suh-san ]

noun
  1. any of a group of hemicelluloses that hydrolyze to hexoses.

Origin of hexosan

1
First recorded in 1890–95; hexose + -an

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British Dictionary definitions for hexosan

hexosan

/ (ˈhɛksəˌsæn) /


noun
  1. any of a group of polysaccharides that yield hexose on hydrolysis

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