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araban

[ ar-uh-ban ]
/ ˈær əˌbæn /
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noun Biochemistry.
a pentosan, found chiefly in vegetable gums, that yields arabinose upon hydrolysis.
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Origin of araban

1890–95; arab(inose) + -an;see -ane
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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
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