Definition of Hexosans
1. hexosan [n] - See also: hexosan
Medical Definition of Hexosans
1. Polysaccharides with the general formula (C6H10O5)x which, on hydrolysis, yield hexoses; included are glucosans (glucans), mannans, galactans, and fructosans (fructans). Synonym: polyhexoses. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hexosans
Literary usage of Hexosans
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Food Inspection and Analysis: For the Use of Public Analysts, Health by Albert Ernest Leach (1920)
"For descriptions of the individual pentosans and hexosans see Chapter X. (a) ... (b) hexosans. — Examples. — Mannan; galactan; inulin; dextrin; starch; ..."
2. Technology of Cellulose Esters: A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the by Edward Chauncey Worden (1921)
"As regards the hemi-celluloses, the coniferous woods showed small quantities of pentosans (8%-9%) and large quantities of hexosans yielding fermentable ..."
3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"plants pentose molecules are formed in complex molecules of hexosans in which a part or all of the aldehyde groups have been bound by condensation, ..."
4. Practical Physiological Chemistry by Sydney William Cole (1920)
"The polysaccharides described below are hexosans. Starch is widely distributed in the vegetable kingdom as a reserve carbohydrate. ..."
5. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"Next to this method that of Tollens-Dmochowski is preferred; the hydrolysis of the hexosans and pentosans is, however, not complete. ..."
6. The Manufacture of Pulp and Paper: A Textbook of Modern Pulp and Paper Mill by J. Newell Stephenson (1922)
"For example, pentosans in hardwoods are about 22%-26% and in conifers 8%-9% of the dry wood; hexosans are about ..."
7. Investigations of the Hardening Process in Vegetable Plants by Joseph Tooker Rosa (1921)
"She found that the hemi-celluloses of ten species of marine algae were chiefly pentosans and galactans and concluded that pentosans and hexosans very ..."