[ ar-uh-ban ]
/ ˈær əˌbæn /

noun Biochemistry.

a pentosan, found chiefly in vegetable gums, that yields arabinose upon hydrolysis.

Nearby words

  1. arab spring,
  2. arab street,
  3. arab-american,
  4. arab-israeli conflict,
  5. arab.,
  6. arabel,
  7. arabesque,
  8. arabia,
  9. arabia deserta,
  10. arabia felix

Origin of araban

1890–95; arab(inose) + -an; see -ane Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for araban

  • 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