xylose

noun

xy·​lose ˈzī-ˌlōs How to pronounce xylose (audio)
-ˌlōz
: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Flaxseed and chia seed polysaccharides are heterogeneous mixtures of various sugars including xylose and glucose [2,3]. Liz Roth-johnson, Discover Magazine, 30 Apr. 2013 With xylose, sheepmeat flavor declined significantly, but meaty flavor also declined. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 3 Dec. 2010 With ingredients like iris rhizome extract, royal jelly extract, and xylose, this cream hydrates and protects the hair from oxidation and high temperatures that come with heat tools. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2022 The team started with basically a starvation diet of xylose, a sugar, along with formate and CO2. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, 27 Nov. 2019 After 300 days and hundreds of generations of mutating E. coli, the xylose was gone. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, 27 Nov. 2019 The researchers steadily decreased the amount of xylose available to the microbes as well. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, 27 Nov. 2019 The researchers found sugars like arabinose and xylose -- but the most significant finding was ribose. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 21 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

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First Known Use

circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of xylose was circa 1894

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“Xylose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xylose. Accessed 27 May. 2023.

Medical Definition

xylose

noun
: 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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