xylan

noun

xy·​lan ˈzī-ˌlan How to pronounce xylan (audio)
: a yellow gummy pentosan that yields xylose on hydrolysis and is abundantly present in plant cell walls and woody tissue

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First Known Use

circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of xylan was circa 1894

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“Xylan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xylan. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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xylan

noun
xy·​lan ˈzī-ˌlan How to pronounce xylan (audio)
: a yellow gummy pentosan that yields xylose on hydrolysis and is abundantly present in plant cell walls and woody tissue

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