pentosan


pen·to·san

noun \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

pen·to·san

noun \ˈpent-ə-ˌsan\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PENTOSAN

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

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