Glycan meaning

glī'kăn', -kən
Any of a group of sugar molecules that are freestanding as oligosaccharides or polysaccharides or are combined in conjugates, as in glycoproteins.
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Any of a group of sugar molecules that are freestanding as oligosaccharides or polysaccharides or are combined in conjugates, as in glycoproteins.
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Origin of glycan

  • glyc(o)– –an
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition