zymosan

noun
zy·​mo·​san | \ˈzī-mə-ˌsan \

Definition of zymosan 

: an insoluble largely polysaccharide fraction of yeast cell walls

First Known Use of zymosan

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zymosan

zym- + -osan (as in hexosan)

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zymosan

noun
zy·​mo·​san | \ˈzī-mə-ˌsan \

Medical Definition of zymosan 

: an insoluble largely polysaccharide fraction of yeast cell walls

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