pentosan

noun
pen·​to·​san | \ ˈpen-tə-ˌsan How to pronounce pentosan (audio) \

Definition of pentosan

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

First Known Use of pentosan

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Pentosan.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentosan. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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pentosan

noun
pen·​to·​san | \ ˈpent-ə-ˌsan How to pronounce pentosan (audio) \

Medical Definition of pentosan

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

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