Definition of mannan in English:

mannan

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a group of polysaccharides that are composed chiefly of mannose residues and occur in many yeasts (as components of the cell wall) and in certain plants (especially as reserve foods).

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From mann- + -an, after glucosan.

Pronunciation

mannan

/ˈmanan//ˈmanən/