Definition of galactomannan in English:

galactomannan

Pronunciation /ɡəˌlaktə(ʊ)ˈmanan/

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of various polysaccharides found in plant gums (especially guar gum), some of which are used as stabilizers in food.

    Galactomannans consist of a chain of mannose residues with varying numbers of galactosyl side groups.

Origin

Late 19th century. From German †Galaktomannan from galacto- (in Galactose) + Mannan.