Definition of arabinogalactan in English:

arabinogalactan

(also arabinogalactane)

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a class of neutral polysaccharides composed of arabinose and galactose units and found in the cell walls of plants and mycobacteria.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From arabino- + galactan, after French arabinogalactane.

Pronunciation

arabinogalactan

/əˌrabɪnəʊɡəˈlaktan/