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xylan

[zahy-lan] /ˈzaɪ læn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
the pentosan occurring in woody tissue that hydrolyzes to xylose: used as a source of furfural.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Greek xýl(on) wood + -an, variant of -ane
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xylan

/ˈzaɪlæn/
noun
1.
(biochem) a yellow polysaccharide consisting of xylose units: occurs in straw husks and other woody tissue
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