pentosan

noun pen·to·san \ ˈpen-tə-ˌsan \

Definition of pentosan

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

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pentosan

noun pen·to·san \ ˈpent-ə-ˌsan \

medical Definition of pentosan

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

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