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glu·co·san

(glū'kō-san),
A polysaccharide yielding glucose on hydrolysis; for example, callose, cellulose, glycogen, starch, dextrins.
Synonym(s): glucan

glucosan

/glu·co·san/ (gloo´ko-san) glucan.

glucosan

[glo̅o̅′kəsan]
Etymology: Gk, glykys, sweet
any of a large group of anhydrous polysaccharides that on hydrolysis yield a hexose, primarily anhydrides of glucose. The glucosans include cellulose, glycogen, starch, and the dextrins.

glu·co·san

(glū'kō-san)
A polysaccharide yielding glucose on hydrolysis (e.g., callose, cellulose, glycogen, starch, dextrins).