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maltose

noun malt·ose \ˈml-ˌtōs, -ˌtōz\

Definition of MALTOSE

:  a crystalline dextrorotatory fermentable sugar C12H22O11 formed especially from starch by amylase
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Origin of MALTOSE

French, from English 1malt
First Known Use: 1862
Medical Dictionary

maltose

noun malt·ose \ˈml-ˌtōs, -ˌtōz\

Medical Definition of MALTOSE

:  a crystalline dextrorotatory fermentable disaccharide sugar C12H22O11 formed especially from starch by amylase (as in saliva and malt), as an intermediate reducing product in metabolism, and in brewing and distilling and used chiefly in foods and in biological culture media

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