a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C5H10O5, the dextrorotatory form of xylose: used chiefly in dyeing and tanning.
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Origin of wood sugar
First recorded in 1895–1900
Words nearby wood sugar
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British Dictionary definitions for wood sugar
chem another name for xylose
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Medical definitions for wood sugar
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