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Xyletol

A sugar alcohol. made from birch trees, with sweetness equal to that of sucrose and caloric values the same as…

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Xiphoid

The smallest and most dependent part of the breast bone.

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Xerosis

An abnormal dryness, as in conjunctiva or skin.

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Xanthurenic acid

A metabolite of tryptophan is found in normal urine, but appears in increased amounts in cases of vitamin B6 deficiency.…

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Xanthoma

A small yellow plaque in the skin due to a fat deposit.

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Xanthine

A nitrogenous extractive contained in muscles tissue, liver, spleen, pancreas, and other organs and in the urine, formed during the…

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Xeropthalmia

A disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin A and characterized by a thickening and inflammation of the outer layers…

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Xyster

Not wanting to waste any of a chicken or turkey, many cooks will scrape and pluck the remaining pieces of…

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