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galactan

[guh-lak-tuh n, -tan] /gəˈlæk tən, -tæn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of the class of hexosans, as agar, that yield galactose upon hydrolysis.
Also, galactosan.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < German; see galact-, -ane
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