xylose


xy·lose

noun \ˈzī-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Definition of XYLOSE

:  a crystalline aldose sugar C5H10O5 that is not fermentable with ordinary yeasts and occurs especially as a constituent of xylans from which it is obtained by hydrolysis

Origin of XYLOSE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1894

xy·lose

noun \ˈzī-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of XYLOSE

: a crystalline aldose sugar C5H10O5 that is not fermentable with ordinary yeasts and occurs especially as a constituent of xylans from which it is obtained by hydrolysis

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