[ ar-uh-ban ]

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

Origin of araban

1890–95; arab(inose) + -an;see -ane

Words Nearby araban Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use araban in a sentence

  • 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