xylose

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noun xy·lose \ˈzī-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Definition of xylose

  1. :  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 and Etymology of xylose

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1894


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xylose

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noun xy·lose \ˈzī-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Medical Definition of xylose

  1. :  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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