beta-glucan


beta–glu·can

noun \-ˈglü-ˌkan, -kən\

Definition of BETA-GLUCAN

:  any of several polysaccharides consisting of glucose units and including one found in endosperm cell walls of cereal grains (as barley and oats)

First Known Use of BETA-GLUCAN

1966

beta–glucan

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BETA–GLUCAN

: any of several polysaccharides consisting of glucose units and including one found in endosperm cell walls of cereal grains (as barley and oats)

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