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C5H10O5 (wood sugar)


a sugar extracted from wood or straw; used in foods for diabetics


substance noun (substance and materials)

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Princeton WordNet


wood sugar | xylose

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Xylitol | 1,2,3,4,5-Pentahydroxypentane [synonym] | Xylite [synonym] | C5H12O5 [chemical formula]

applications in hygiene and nutraceutical formulations and products. Xylitol has the formula (CHOH)3(CH2OH)2 and is an achiral isomer of pentane-1,2,3,4,5-pentol. Xylitol could function as a diabetic sweetener which is ... (29 of 2242 words, pronunciation, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

xylose | C5H10O5 [chemical formula] | wood sugar [chemistry]

a white crystalline dextrorotatory sugar found in the form of xylan in wood and straw. It's extracted by hydrolysis with acids and used in dyeing, ... (25 of 224 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)



xylose | C5H10O5 [chemical formula] | wood sugar [xylose]

a crystalline aldose sugar .. that is not fermentable with ordinary yeasts and occurs especially as a constituent of xylans from which it's obtained ... (24 of 43 words, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

xylose | C5H10O5 [chemical formula] | wood sugar

a colorless, crystalline pentose, ..., formed by the hydrolysis of xylan, straw, corncobs, etc. and used as a sweetener, in dyeing, etc. (22 of 27 words, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

xylose | wood sugar | C5H10O5 [chemical formula]

A white crystalline sugar, ..., used in dyeing and tanning and in diabetic diets. (14 of 21 words, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

wood sugar [chemistry] | C5H10O5 [chemical formula]

a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder the dextrorotatory form of xylose: used chiefly in dyeing and tanning. (16 of 20 words)



xylose [chemistry] | wood sugar [synonym] | C5H10O5 [chemical formula]

One of the pentoses, C5H10O5, a white crystalline substance, a sugar, derived from wood. (14 of 16 words)


Oxford Dictionary:


Syllabification: (xy·lose) | [chemistry] | a sugar of the pentose class that occurs widely in plants, especially as a component of hemicelluloses. (20 of 40 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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xylose [chemistry]

a sugar of the pentose class which occurs widely in plants, especially as a component of hemicelluloses (17 of 39 words, pronunciation)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

carbohydrate [biochemistry]

class of naturally occurring compounds and derivatives formed from them. In the early part of the 19th century, substances such as wood, starch, and ... (24 of 1090 words, 2 images)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

carbohydrate | (CH2O)n [chemical formula] | monosaccharide | oligosaccharide | polysaccharide

any member of a large class of chemical compounds that includes sugars, starches, cellulose, and related compounds. These compounds are produced ... (21 of 176 words)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

carbohydrate [biology] | carbohydrates [plural]

[countable/uncountable] a substance found in foods such as sugar, bread, and potatoes. Carbohydrates supply your body with heat and energy. ; ... (21 of 56 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:


one of several substances such as sugar or starch, which provide the body with energy, or foods containing these substances such as bread, potatoes, ... (24 of 35 words, pronunciations)


Encarta Dictionary:

xylose | C5H10O5 [chemical formula] | wood sugar [chemistry]

a sugar with five carbon atoms in each molecule, found in the cell walls of many plants. As it cannot be broken down in humans, it does not increase ... (29 of 60 words, pronunciation)

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