xylan


xy·lan

noun \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

Origin of XYLAN

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1894

xy·lan

noun \ˈzī-ˌlan\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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