Polysaccharide

Science / Chemistry / Polysaccharide: A carbohydrate consisting of a large number of linked monosaccharide units. Examples of polysaccharides are cellulose and starch.

Polysaccharides

Science / Biology / Polysaccharides: Long chains of monosaccharide units bonded together; e.g., glycogen, starch, and cellulose. MORE

Chitin

Science / Biology / Chitin: A polysaccharide contained in fungi; also forms part of the hard outer covering of insects. MORE

Exine

Science / Biology / Exine: Outer covering of pollen grains, often containing sporopollenin, an acid-resistant polysaccharide that allows pollen grains to become fossils. MORE

Starch

Science / Chemistry / Starch: A polysaccharide used by plants to stockpile glucose molecules. The most common forms are amylose and amylopectin. MORE

Glycogen

Science / Biology / Glycogen: Polysaccharide consisting of numerous monosaccharide glucoses linked together. The animal equivalent of starch. MORE

Antigens

Science / Biology / Antigens: Molecules carried or produced by microorganisms that initiate antibody production; mostly proteins or proteins combined with polysaccharides. MORE

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