pentosan

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noun pen·to·san \ˈpen-tə-ˌsan\

Definition of pentosan

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

Origin and Etymology of pentosan

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1892


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pentosan

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noun pen·to·san \ˈpent-ə-ˌsan\

Medical Definition of pentosan

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


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