pentosan

[pen-tuh-san]

Origin of pentosan

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

pentosan

noun
  1. 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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