American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of a group of polysaccharides found with cellulose in many woody plants and yielding pentoses on hydrolysis.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a class of complex carbohydrates which yield pentoses when hydrolyzed. They occur in most plants, in many gums, in turf, humus, and lignite.
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Chem.) One of a class of substances (complex carbohydrates widely distributed in plants, as in fruits, gums, woods, hay, etc.) which yield pentoses on hydrolysis.
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