Galactomannan vs Galactose - What's the difference?

galactomannan | galactose | Derived terms |

Galactomannan is a derived term of galactose.


As nouns the difference between galactomannan and galactose

is that galactomannan is (carbohydrate) any of a class of polysaccharides, found in many gums, having a backbone composed of mannose with galactose sidechains while galactose is (carbohydrate) a monosaccharide found, along with lactose, in dairy products, and is synthesized by the body where it is found associated with glycolipids and glycoproteins.

galactomannan

English

Noun

(wikipedia galactomannan) (en noun)
  • (carbohydrate) Any of a class of polysaccharides, found in many gums, having a backbone composed of mannose with galactose sidechains.
  • galactose

    Noun

  • (carbohydrate) A monosaccharide found, along with lactose, in dairy products, and is synthesized by the body where it is found associated with glycolipids and glycoproteins.
  • Derived terms

    * galactomannan