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pentosan

[ pen-tuh-san ]
/ ˈpɛn təˌsæn /
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noun Biochemistry.

any of a class of polysaccharides that occur in plants, humus, etc., and form pentoses upon hydrolysis.

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Origin of pentosan

<German (1892), equivalent to Pentos(e) pentose + -an-ane
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British Dictionary definitions for pentosan

pentosan
/ (ˈpɛntəˌsæn) /

noun

biochem any of a group of polysaccharides, having the general formula (C 5 H 8 O 4) n : occur in plants, humus, etc

Word Origin for pentosan

C20: from pentose + -an
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