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pentosan

noun pen·to·san \ˈpen-tə-ˌsan\

Definition of PENTOSAN

:  any of various polysaccharides that yield only pentoses on hydrolysis and occur widely in plants

Origin of PENTOSAN

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1892
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pentosan

noun pen·to·san \ˈpent-ə-ˌsan\

Medical Definition of PENTOSAN

:  any of various polysaccharides that yield only pentoses on hydrolysis and are widely distributed in plants

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