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Xylose vs. Glucose

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Xylosenoun

(carbohydrate) One of the pentoses, C5H10O5, a white crystalline sugar, derived from wood.

Glucosenoun

(carbohydrate) A simple monosaccharide (sugar) with a molecular formula of C6H12O6; it is a principle source of energy for cellular metabolism.

Xylosenoun

An unfermentable sugar of the pentose class, C5H10O5, formed by the hydrolysis of xylan; wood sugar.

Glucosenoun

A variety of sugar occurring in nature very abundantly, as in ripe grapes, and in honey, and produced in great quantities from starch, etc., by the action of heat and acids. It is only about half as sweet as cane sugar. Called also dextrose, grape sugar, diabetic sugar, and starch sugar. See Dextrose.

Xylosenoun

a sugar extracted from wood or straw; used in foods for diabetics

Glucosenoun

Any one of a large class of sugars, isometric with glucose proper, and including levulose, galactose, etc.

Xylose

Xylose (cf. Greek: ξύλον, xylon, ) is a sugar first isolated from wood, and named for it.

‘wood’;

Glucosenoun

The trade name of a sirup, obtained as an uncrystallizable reside in the manufacture of glucose proper, and containing, in addition to some dextrose or glucose, also maltose, dextrin, etc. It is used as a cheap adulterant of sirups, beers, etc.

Glucosenoun

a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms; an important source of physiological energy

Glucosenoun

a simple sugar which is an important energy source in living organisms and is a component of many carbohydrates.

Glucosenoun

a syrup containing glucose and other sugars, made by hydrolysis of starch and used in the food industry.

Glucose

Glucose is a simple sugar with the molecular formula C6H12O6. Glucose is the most abundant monosaccharide, a subcategory of carbohydrates.

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