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xylan

noun xy·lan \ˈzī-ˌlan\

Definition of XYLAN

:  a yellow gummy pentosan that yields xylose on hydrolysis and is abundantly present in plant cell walls and woody tissue
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Origin of XYLAN

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1894
Medical Dictionary

xylan

noun xy·lan \ˈzī-ˌlan\

Medical Definition of XYLAN

:  a yellow gummy pentosan that yields xylose on hydrolysis and is abundantly present in plant cell walls and woody tissue

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