noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1894 a yellow gummy pentosan that yields xylose on hydrolysis and is abundantly present in plant cell walls and woody tissue

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  • Xylan — Xy lan, n. (Chem.) A gummy substance of the pentosan class, present in woody tissue, and yielding xylose on hydrolysis; wood gum. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • xylan — [zī′lan] n. [ XYL(O) + AN] a yellow, gummy pentosan that is found in woody tissues and yields xylose upon hydrolysis …   English World dictionary

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  • xylan — ˈzīˌlan noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary xyl + an : a pentosan that yields xylose on hydrolysis, that occurs in the cell walls of land plants, and that comprises up to one third of straw, corncobs, oat hulls, and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • xylan — Plant cell wall polysaccharide containing a backbone of b (1 4) linked xylose residues. Side chains of 4 O methylglucuronic acid and arabinose are present in varying amounts (see glucuronoxylan and arabinoxylan), together with acetyl groups.… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • xylan — /zuy lan/, n. Chem. the pentosan occurring in woody tissue that hydrolyzes to xylose: used as a source of furfural. [1890 95; < Gk xýl(on) wood + an, var. of ANE] * * * …   Universalium

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