Definition of Xylose

1. Noun. A sugar extracted from wood or straw; used in foods for diabetics.

Exact synonyms: Wood Sugar
Generic synonyms: Carbohydrate, Saccharide, Sugar



Definition of Xylose

1. n. An unfermentable sugar of the pentose class, C5H10O5, formed by the hydrolysis of xylan; wood sugar.

2. n. An unfermentable sugar of the pentose class, C5H10O5, formed by the hydrolysis of xylan; wood sugar.

Definition of Xylose

1. Noun. (chemistry) One of the pentoses, C5H10O5, a white crystalline substance, a sugar, derived from wood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Xylose

1. a type of sugar [n -S]

Medical Definition of Xylose

1. Monosaccharide pentose that is found in xylans, very abundant components of hemicelluloses. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Xylose

xylophonist
xylophonists
xyloplastic
xylopyranose
xylopyranoses
xylopyranoside
xylopyranosides
xylopyranosyl
xylopyrography
xyloquinone
xyloquinones
xylorcin
xylorimba
xylorimbas
xylos
xylose (current term)
xylose isomerase
xylose test
xylose tolerance test
xyloses
xylosidase
xylosidases
xyloside
xylosma
xylostein
xylostroma
xylostromata
xylostyptic ether
xylosyl
xylosylprotein

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