xylulose

noun

xy·​lu·​lose
ˈzīl-(y)ə-ˌlōs also -ˌlōz
: a ketose sugar C5H10O5 of the pentose class that plays a role in carbohydrate metabolism and is found in the urine in cases of pentosuria

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“Xylulose.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/xylulose. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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