[ man-an, -uh n ]
/ ˈmæn æn, -ən /
any of a group of polysaccharides, found in the ivory nut, carob bean, and the like, that yield mannose upon hydrolysis.
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Mannan bears the same relation to mannose that starch does to glucose and inulin to fructose.The Chemistry of Plant Life|Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher