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Any of a group of polysaccharides found with cellulose in many woody plants and yielding pentoses on hydrolysis.
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(Biochemistry) biochem any of a group of polysaccharides, having the general formula (C5H8O4)n: occur in plants, humus, etc
[C20: from pentose + -an]
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any of a class of polysaccharides that occur in plants, humus, etc., and form pentoses upon hydrolysis.
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