Polysaccharides

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Polysaccharides (also called glycan) are carbohydrates that are made up of more than two monosaccharides.[1] They may have a molecular structure that is either branched or linear. Examples for polysaccharides are glycogen, cellulose, pectins or chitin.[2]

Poly, meaning many, and saccharide comprise this word.

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References

  1. Wile, Dr. Jay L. Exploring Creation With Biology. Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. 1998
  2. polysaccharide, britannica.com