zymosan

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noun zy·mo·san \ˈzī-mə-ˌsan\

Definition of zymosan

  1. :  an insoluble largely polysaccharide fraction of yeast cell walls

Origin and Etymology of zymosan

zym- + -osan (as in hexosan)


First Known Use: 1943


Medical Dictionary

zymosan

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noun zy·mo·san \ˈzī-mə-ˌsan\

Medical Definition of zymosan

  1. :  an insoluble largely polysaccharide fraction of yeast cell walls


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