Callose meaning

kălōs
A complex branched carbohydrate commonly associated with sieve areas of sieve elements.
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A carbohydrate in plant cells that plugs the sieve pores when the sieve tubes stop functioning.
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(biochemistry) A plant polysaccharide comprising glucose residues linked together through β-1,3-linkages, produced chiefly in response to wounding and infection.
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Origin of callose

  • From Latin callōsus callous callous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition