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polysaccharide


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n. a carbohydrate formed from many monosaccharides joined together in long linear or branched chains. Polysaccharides have two important functions:(1) as storage forms of energy; for example glycogen in animals and starch in plants, and (2) as structural elements; for example mucopolysaccharides in animals and cellulose in plants.

(1) as storage forms of energy; for example glycogen in animals and starch in plants, and (2) as structural elements; for example mucopolysaccharides in animals and cellulose in plants.


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