polyuronide

noun

poly·​uro·​nide
-nə̇d
plural -s
: a polymeric substance consisting of uronic acid units with glycosidic linkages often in combination with monosaccharides and occurring widely in plants (as in gums and pectic substances) and in soils
the polyuronide hemicelluloses are cell wall components widely distributed in the plant worldJ. F. Bonner

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary polyuronic (in polyuronic acid) + -ide

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“Polyuronide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyuronide. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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