xylose

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

First Known Use of xylose

circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

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xylose

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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