-sane
Pentosan Pen"to*san, n. Also -sane -sane [From {Pentose}.] (Chem.) One of a class of substances (complex carbohydrates widely distributed in plants, as in fruits, gums, woods, hay, etc.) which yield pentoses on hydrolysis. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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