xylose

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noun xy·lose \ 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

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xylose

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noun xy·lose \ ˈzī-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz \

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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