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araban

[ar-uh-ban]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. a pentosan, found chiefly in vegetable gums, that yields arabinose upon hydrolysis.

Origin of araban

1890–95; arab(inose) + -an; see -ane
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  • The pentosans, araban and xylan, occur normally in the stems and outer seed coats of many common plants.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher