galactomannan

noun
ga·​lac·​to·​mannan | \ " + \

Definition of galactomannan

: any of several polysaccharides that occur especially in seeds (as locust beans) and yield galactose and mannose on hydrolysis

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of galactomannan

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for galactomannan

galact- + mannan

Learn More About galactomannan

Time Traveler for galactomannan

Time Traveler

The first known use of galactomannan was in 1897

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near galactomannan

galactocentric

galactomannan

galactonic acid

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for galactomannan

Cite this Entry

“Galactomannan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galactomannan. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!