/glooh"keuh san'/, n. Biochem.
any of a number of polysaccharides that yield glucose upon hydrolysis.
[1920-25; GLUCOSE + -an, for -ANE]

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  • glucosan — n. polysaccharide, compound sugar (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • glucosan — glu·co·san …   English syllables

  • glucosan — ˈglükəˌsan noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary glucose + an 1. : any of several intramolecular anhydrides C6H10O5 of glucose compare levoglucosan 2. : a hexosan (as dextran or starch) that yields essentially only glucose on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • levoglucosan — |lē(ˌ)vō+ noun Etymology: lev + glucosan : a levorotatory crystalline anhydride C6H10O5 of glucose that is best prepared by treating the beta form of phenyl glucoside with alkali, and that regenerates glucose on heating with water; 1,6 anhydro β… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • glycogen — A glucosan of high molecular weight, resembling amylopectin in structure [with α(1,4) linkages] but with even more highly branched [α(1,6) linkages, as well as a small number of α(1,3) linkages], found in most of the tissues of the body,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Glucan — Glu|can 〈n. 11〉 verzweigtes Polymer der Glucose, z. B. Cellulose * * * Glu|can [↑ Gluc u. ↑ an (3)], das; s, e; veraltete Syn.: Glucosan, Polyglucosan: Gruppenbez. für aus linearen oder verzweigten D Glucose Ketten aufgebaute hochmol.… …   Universal-Lexikon

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