pentosan

noun

pen·​to·​san ˈpen-tə-ˌsan How to pronounce pentosan (audio)
: any of various polysaccharides that yield only pentoses on hydrolysis and occur widely in plants

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First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pentosan was in 1892

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“Pentosan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentosan. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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pentosan

noun
pen·​to·​san ˈpent-ə-ˌsan How to pronounce pentosan (audio)
: any of various polysaccharides that yield only pentoses on hydrolysis and are widely distributed in plants

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