xylose


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Xylose \Xy"lose\, n. [Pref. xylo- + -ose.] (Chem.)
   An unfermentable sugar of the pentose class, C5H10O5,
   formed by the hydrolysis of xylan; wood sugar.
   [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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