xylose xy·lose (zī'lōs')
A white crystalline sugar used in dyeing and tanning and in diabetic diets. Also called wood sugar.
|xylose (zī'lōs') Pronunciation Key
A white crystalline sugar extracted from wood, straw, and corn. It is used in dyeing and tanning and as a substitute for sucrose in diabetic diets. Chemical formula: C5H10O5.