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wood sugar

noun, Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C 5 H 10 O 5 , the dextrorotatory form of xylose: used chiefly in dyeing and tanning.
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First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for wood sugar

wood sugar

(chem) another name for xylose
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wood sugar in Medicine

wood sugar n.
See xylose.

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