xylan

noun xy·lan \ 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

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xylan

noun xy·lan \ ˈzī-ˌlan \

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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