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Pronunciation: hek'so-sanz

Definition: Polysaccharides with the general formula (C6H10O5)x that, on hydrolysis, yield hexoses; included are glucosans (glucans), mannans, galactans, and fructosans (fructans).

Synonym(s): polyhexoses

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