galactan

noun

ga·​lac·​tan gə-ˈlak-tən How to pronounce galactan (audio) -ˌtan How to pronounce galactan (audio)
: any of several polysaccharides of plant or animal origin (as agar) that yield galactose on hydrolysis

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“Galactan.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/galactan. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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