Cite
 

Dictionary


xy•lose



Pronunciation: (zī'lōs), [key]
n. Chem.
a colorless, crystalline pentose sugar, C5H10O5, derived from xylan, straw, corncobs, etc., by treating with heated dilute sulfuric acid, and dehydrating to furfural if stronger acid is used.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

xylophonexylostroma
See also:

 

Related Content