from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a group of polysaccharides found with cellulose in many woody plants and yielding pentoses on hydrolysis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any polysaccharide composed of pentoses

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • One of a class of substances (complex carbohydrates widely distributed in plants, as in fruits, gums, woods, hay, etc.) which yield pentoses on hydrolysis.

from The 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.


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