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."