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A yellow, water-soluble, gummy polysaccharide found in plant cell walls and yielding xylose upon hydrolysis.


(Biochemistry) biochem a yellow polysaccharide consisting of xylose units: occurs in straw husks and other woody tissue


(ˈzaɪ læn)

the pentosan occurring in woody tissue that hydrolyzes to xylose.
[1890–95; < Greek xýl(on) wood]
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