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wood sugar

n.
See xylose.
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wood sugar

n
(Elements & Compounds) chem another name for xylose
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wood′ sug`ar


n.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C5H10O5, the dextrorotatory form of xylose: used chiefly in dyeing and tanning.
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Noun1.wood sugar - a sugar extracted from wood or straw; used in foods for diabetics
carbohydrate, saccharide, sugar - an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
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Xylitol, also known as wood sugar, is used as a sugar substitute in diabetic and low-carbohydrate diets for consumption by people.
One of the newly sequenced yeasts is Pachysolus tannophilus, which can ferment xylose, otherwise known as wood sugar, as it is derived from hemicellulose, which along with cellulose, is one of the main constituents of woody biomass.
"Xylose is a wood sugar, a five-carbon sugar that is very abundant in lignocellulosic biomass but not in our food.