hexosans

hex·o·sans

(hek'sō-sanz),
Polysaccharides with the general formula (C6H10O5)x that, on hydrolysis, yield hexoses; included are glucosans (glucans), mannans, galactans, and fructosans (fructans).
Synonym(s): polyhexoses

hex·o·sans

(hek'sō-sanz)
Polysaccharides with the general formula (C6H10O5)x that, on hydrolysis, yield hexoses; included are glucosans (glucans), mannans, galactans, and fructosans (fructans).
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Mannans may be either glucomannans or galactomannans, both of which are hexosans.
COMPOUND CONSTITUENTS MONOSACCHARIDES Monosaccharides Pentoses (5-C sugars) Arabinose Xylose Ribose Hexoses (6-C sugars) Glucose Fructose Galactose Mannose Disaccharides Sucrose Glucose-fructose Maltose Glucose-glucose Lactose Glucose-galactose Trisaccharides Raffinose Glucose-fructose- galactose Polysaccharides Pentosans Araban Arabinose Xylan Xylose Hexosans Starcha Glucose Celluloseb Glucose Glycogen Glucose Insulin Fructose Mixed Polysaccharides Hemicellulose Mixtures of pentoses and hexoses Pectins Pentoses and hexoses mixed with salts of complex acids Gums Pentoses and hexoses Oligosaccharides (c) Fructo- and galacto- Monosaccharide oligosaccharides, units, 3 to 9 (e.