Pentosans



[pen-tuh-san] /ˈpɛn təˌsæn/

noun, Biochemistry.
1.
any of a class of polysaccharides that occur in plants, humus, etc., and form pentoses upon hydrolysis.
/ˈpɛntəˌsæn/
noun
1.
(biochem) any of a group of polysaccharides, having the general formula (C5H8O4)n: occur in plants, humus, etc

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