xylose

Definitions:

  • A white crystalline sugar, C<sub>5</sub>H<sub>10</sub>O<sub>5</sub>, that is a component of most hemicelluloses in plants.
  • A colorless, dextrorotatory carbohydrate, , prepared by the action of dilute sulphuric acid on wood-gum or corncobs. It reduces alkaline copper solutions, crystallizes in needles or orthorhombic prisms, and melts at 144–145° C. Also called <internalXref urlencoded="wood-sugar">wood-sugar</internalXref>.
  • An unfermentable sugar of the pentose class, C5H10O5, formed by the hydrolysis of xylan; wood sugar.
  • One of the <xref>pentoses</xref>, C5H10O5, a <xref>white</xref> <xref>crystalline</xref> substance, a <xref>sugar</xref>, <xref>derived</xref> from <xref>wood</xref>.
  • a sugar extracted from wood or straw; used in foods for diabetics
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