galactomannan etymology

English word galactomannan comes from English galacto-, English mannan

Detailed word origin of galactomannan

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
galacto- English (eng)
mannan English (eng) (carbohydrate) A plant polysaccharide that is a highly branched polymer of mannose (or galactose or glucose).
galactomannan English (eng) (carbohydrate) Any of a class of polysaccharides, found in many gums, having a backbone composed of mannose with galactose sidechains.

Words with the same origin as galactomannan

Descendants of galacto-
galactase galactocele galactocentric galactocerebroside galactofuranose galactogen galactoglucan galactoglycerolipid galactogram galactography galactokinase galactolipid galactometer galactooligosaccharide galactopoiesis galactoprotein galactopyranose galactopyranoside galactosialidosis galactosphingolipid galactosucrose