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mannan

[man-an, -uh n]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. 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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Origin of mannan

First recorded in 1890–95; mann(ose) + -an
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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