Entry from British & World English dictionary
A polysaccharide consisting of glucose units.
- Polysaccharides A, B, and C have been identified as glucans, and polysaccharide D as a heteropolysaccharide.
- Polysaccharides contain beta glucans, which stimulate your immune system.
- Dextran, a glucan, hardly showed an interaction with the lipid monolayer, indicating that it is not an intrinsic property of polysaccharides in general.
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