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xylan

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noun xy·lan \ˈzī-ˌlan\

Definition of xylan

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



Origin and Etymology of xylan

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1894


Medical Dictionary

xylan

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noun xy·lan \ˈzī-ˌlan\

Medical Definition of xylan

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




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of xylan Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about xylan


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