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