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araban

[ar-uh-ban] /ˈær əˌbæn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a pentosan, found chiefly in vegetable gums, that yields arabinose upon hydrolysis.
Origin of araban
1890-1895
1890-95; arab(inose) + -an; see -ane
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  • 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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