Definitions for xyloseˈzaɪ loʊs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a colorless pentose sugar, C5H10O5, used in dyeing, tanning, and diabetic foods.
Origin of xylose:
1890–95; < Gk xýl(on) wood + -ose2
wood sugar, xylose(noun)
a sugar extracted from wood or straw; used in foods for diabetics
One of the pentoses, CHO, a white crystalline substance, a sugar, derived from wood.