1. xylose

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


  • sugar
  • saccharide
  • carbohydrate

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Sentences with xylose

1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Some fucoidan contains xylose or mannose, sugars known to cause diarrhea.

2. Proper noun, singular
Fucoidan contains galactose, glucoronic acid, xylose and several other major constituents that give the substance its potential health benefits, says the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

3. Verb, base form
The pentoses are simple sugars such as ribose, arabinose and xylose.

4. Adjective
Carob also contains xylose, a five-carbon sugar having antibacterial and antifungal properties.