Adjective "xylose" definition and examples

(Xylose may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈzʌɪləʊz//ˈzʌɪləʊs/

Definitions and examples

noun

A sugar of the pentose class which occurs widely in plants, especially as a component of hemicelluloses.
  1. 'The major sugars were glucose, xylose, galactose, and arabinose, while uronic acid, rhamnose, mannose, and fucose represented the minor sugars.'
  2. 'There are eight essential saccharides: mannose, glucose, galactose, xylose, fucose, N-acetylglucosamine, N-acetylgalactosamine and N-acetylneuraminic acid.'

More definitions

1. a colorless, crystalline pentose sugar, C 5 H 10 O 5 , derived from xylan, straw, corncobs, etc., by treating with heated dilute sulfuric acid, and dehydrating to furfural if stronger acid is used.

More examples(as adjective)

"constructions can be xylose."