noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1892 any of various polysaccharides that yield only pentoses on hydrolysis and occur widely in plants

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  • 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

  • pentosan — [pen′tə san΄] n. [ PENTOSE + AN] any of a group of plant carbohydrates which form pentoses upon undergoing hydrolysis …   English World dictionary

  • pentosan — pentozanas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Pentozės polisacharidas. atitikmenys: angl. pentosan rus. пентозан …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • pentosan — Glycan that, when hydrolyzed, yields only pentoses …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • pentosan — /pen teuh san /, n. Biochem. any of a class of polysaccharides that occur in plants, humus, etc., and form pentoses upon hydrolysis. [ < G (1892), equiv. to Pentos(e) PENTOSE + an ANE] * * * …   Universalium

  • pentosan — noun Any polysaccharide composed of pentoses …   Wiktionary

  • pentosan — A poly or oligosaccharide of a pentose; e.g., arabans, xylans. * * * pen·to·san pent ə .san n any of various polysaccharides that yield only pentoses on hydrolysis and are widely distributed in plants * * * pen·to·san (penґto san) any member of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Pentosan — Pen|to|san [↑ Pentose u. ↑ osan], das; s, e: veraltete Gruppenbez. für die Homoglykane der Pentosen, z. B. Arabinane u. Xylane …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Pentosan — Pen|to|san das; s, e <zu ↑Pentose u. ↑> aus Pentose aufgebautes ↑Polysaccharid …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • pentosan — pen·to·san …   English syllables

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