Definition of nigeran in English:

nigeran

noun

Biochemistry
  • An alpha-glucan which occurs in the hyphal walls of various fungi.

Origin

1950s. Probably from classical Latin niger black, used in scientific Latin as specific epithet of the fungus Aspergillus niger (from which the substance has been extracted) + -an.

Pronunciation

nigeran

/ˈnʌɪdʒəran/