pentosan definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a small grouping of polysaccharides discovered with cellulose in several woody plants and producing pentoses on hydrolysis.
    • Any polysaccharide made up of pentoses
    • among a course of complex carbohydrates which yield pentoses whenever hydrolyzed. They occur in many flowers, in lots of gums, in grass, humus, and lignite.
  • others:
    • One of a course of substances (complex carbs commonly distributed in flowers, like in fresh fruits, gums, forests, hay, etc.) which yield pentoses on hydrolysis.

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