[ ar-uh-ban ]
/ ˈær əˌbæn /

noun Biochemistry.

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

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