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xy·lan

 (zī′lən)
n.
A yellow, water-soluble, gummy polysaccharide found in plant cell walls and yielding xylose upon hydrolysis.
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xylan

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

(ˈzaɪ læn)

n.
the pentosan occurring in woody tissue that hydrolyzes to xylose.
[1890–95; < Greek xýl(on) wood]
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Its backbone chain is primarily composed of xylan linkages including a-xylose (~90%) and L-arabinose (~10%) [14].
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Her brothers Tristan, 16, and Logan, 15, attend Colaiste na hInse in Bettystown, Co Meath, while 10-year-old Xylan goes to Bhradain Feasa in Co Louth.