mannan

noun
man·​nan | \ ˈma-ˌnan How to pronounce mannan (audio) , -nən \

Definition of mannan

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

First Known Use of mannan

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mannan

mann(ose) + -an entry 3

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“Mannan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mannan. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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mannan

noun
man·​nan | \ ˈman-ˌan, -ən How to pronounce mannan (audio) \

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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