galactan

noun
ga·​lac·​tan | \ gə-ˈlak-tən How to pronounce galactan (audio) , -ˌtan How to pronounce galactan (audio) \

Medical Definition of galactan

: any of several polysaccharides of plant or animal origin (as agar) that yield galactose on hydrolysis

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“Galactan.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/galactan. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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