zymosan

noun
zy·​mo·​san | \ ˈzī-mə-ˌsan How to pronounce zymosan (audio) \

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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zymosan. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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zymosan

noun
zy·​mo·​san | \ ˈzī-mə-ˌsan How to pronounce zymosan (audio) \

Medical Definition of zymosan

: an insoluble largely polysaccharide fraction of yeast cell walls

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