Polysaccharide vs Galactomannan - What's the difference?

polysaccharide | galactomannan |


In carbohydrate|lang=en terms the difference between polysaccharide and galactomannan

is that polysaccharide is (carbohydrate) a polymer made of many saccharide units linked by glycosidic bonds while galactomannan is (carbohydrate) any of a class of polysaccharides, found in many gums, having a backbone composed of mannose with galactose sidechains.

As nouns the difference between polysaccharide and galactomannan

is that polysaccharide is (carbohydrate) a polymer made of many saccharide units linked by glycosidic bonds while galactomannan is (carbohydrate) any of a class of polysaccharides, found in many gums, having a backbone composed of mannose with galactose sidechains.

polysaccharide

Noun

(en noun)
  • (carbohydrate) A polymer made of many saccharide units linked by glycosidic bonds.
  • Cellulose, starches, and complex carbohydrates, such as glycogen, are common polysaccharides in biology.

    Hyponyms

    * cellulose * glycogen * starch * See also

    Hypernyms

    * carbohydrate

    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.