xylan

noun
xy·​lan | \ ˈzī-ˌlan How to pronounce xylan (audio) \

Definition of xylan

: a yellow gummy pentosan that yields xylose on hydrolysis and is abundantly present in plant cell walls and woody tissue

First Known Use of xylan

circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Xylan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xylan. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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xylan

noun
xy·​lan | \ ˈzī-ˌlan How to pronounce xylan (audio) \

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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