mannan


man·nan

noun \ˈma-ˌnan, -nən\

Definition of MANNAN

:  any of several polysaccharides that are polymers of mannose and occur especially in plant cell walls

Origin of MANNAN

International Scientific Vocabulary mannose + 3-an
First Known Use: 1895

man·nan

noun \ˈman-ˌan, -ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MANNAN

: any of several polysaccharides that are polymers of mannose and occur especially in plant cell walls and in some microorganisms (as yeast)

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