hexosan

noun

hex·​o·​san ˈhek-sə-ˌsan How to pronounce hexosan (audio)
: a polysaccharide yielding only hexoses on hydrolysis

Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hexosan was in 1894

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“Hexosan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexosan. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

hexosan

noun
hex·​o·​san ˈhek-sə-ˌsan How to pronounce hexosan (audio)
: a polysaccharide yielding only hexoses on hydrolysis
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