Glycan

The terms glycan and polysaccharide are defined by IUPAC as synonyms meaning `compounds consisting of a large number of monosaccharides linked glycosidically`. However, in practice the term glycan may also be used to refer to the carbohydrate portion of a glycoconjugate, such as a glycoprotein, glycolipid, or a proteoglycan, even if the carbohyd.....
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glycan

(gli┬┤kan) polysaccharide.
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glycan

A large carbohydrate molecule. It contains many small sugar molecules that are joined chemically. Also called polysaccharide.
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glycan

Synonym for polysaccharide ... <biochemistry> Polymers of (arbitrarily) more than about ten monosaccharide residues linked glycosidically in branched or unbranched chains. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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glycan

Type: Term Pronunciation: glī′kan Synonyms: polysaccharide
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