[man-an, -uh n]
- any of a group of polysaccharides, found in the ivory nut, carob bean, and the like, that yield mannose upon hydrolysis.
Origin of mannan
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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