Definitions for: Xylose


[n] a sugar extracted from wood or straw; used in foods for diabetics



Webster (1913) Definition: Xy"lose, n. [Pref. xylo- + -ose.] (Chem.)
An unfermentable sugar of the pentose class, C5H10O5,
formed by the hydrolysis of xylan; wood sugar.

Synonyms: wood sugar

See Also: carbohydrate, saccharide, sugar

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