wood sugar

noun

Definition of wood sugar

: xylose

Examples of wood sugar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Xylitol – also known as wood sugar, birch sugar and birch bark extract – can be poisonous to dogs, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Nayeli Lomeli, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of wood sugar

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wood sugar was circa 1900

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“Wood sugar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20sugar. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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wood sugar

noun

Medical Definition of wood sugar

: xylose

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