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laminarin

Pronunciation: lam-i-nar'in

Definition: An algal polysaccharide, made up chiefly of ß-d-glucose residues, obtained from Laminaria species (family Laminariaceae); variable proportions of the glucose chains contain at the potential reducing end a molecule of mannitol that can be sulfated.

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