Polysaccharides (also called glycan) are carbohydrates that are made up of more than two monosaccharides. They may have a molecular structure that is either branched or linear. Examples for polysaccharides are glycogen, cellulose, pectins or chitin.
Poly, meaning many, and saccharide comprise this word.
- Wile, Dr. Jay L. Exploring Creation With Biology. Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. 1998
- polysaccharide, britannica.com