homopolysaccharide

noun
ho·​mo·​poly·​sac·​char·​ide | \ -ˈsak-ə-ˌrīd How to pronounce homopolysaccharide (audio) \

Medical Definition of homopolysaccharide

: a polysaccharide composed of only one kind of monosaccharide glycogen is a homopolysaccharide of glucose

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“Homopolysaccharide.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/homopolysaccharide. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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