beta-glucan

noun
beta-glu·​can | \ ˈbā-tə-ˈglü-ˌkan How to pronounce beta-glucan (audio) , -kən \

Definition of beta-glucan

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

First Known Use of beta-glucan

1966, in the meaning defined above

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“Beta-glucan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beta-glucan. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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beta-glucan

noun

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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