Xylan definition

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A yellow, water-soluble, gummy polysaccharide found in plant cell walls and yielding xylose upon hydrolysis.
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A yellow, gummy pentosan that is found in woody tissues and yields xylose upon hydrolysis.
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A yellow, water-soluble, gummy polysaccharide found in plant cell walls and yielding xylose upon hydrolysis.
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(biochemistry) A polysaccharide, consisting of xylose residues, found in the cell walls of some algae and plants.
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Noun

Singular:
xylan
Plural:
xylans