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Definition of "galactomannan" [galactomannan]

  • Any of a class of polysaccharides, found in many gums, having a backbone composed of mannose with galactose sidechains. (noun)

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Use "galactomannan" in a sentence
  • "And fenugreek is remarkable for its high content of a mucilaginous carbohydrate called galactomannan, which is released simply by soaking the ground seeds."
  • "The seed gum of leucaena is also a unique galactomannan with potential medical uses."
  • "Often grown for use as a green manure (about 12 tons per hectare), its stalks are sources of fiber and fuel, and the seeds yield a galactomannan gum that can be used for sizing and stabilizing purposes."