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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of a group of sugar molecules that are freestanding as oligosaccharides or polysaccharides or are combined in conjugates, as in glycoproteins.

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  • noun chemistry Any polysaccharide or oligosaccharide, epsecially one that is part of a glycoprotein or glycolipid

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[glyc(o)– + –an.]

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