trehalose


tre·ha·lose

noun \tri-ˈhä-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Definition of TREHALOSE

:  a crystalline disaccharide C12H22O11 that is found in various organisms (as fungi and insects), is about half as sweet as sucrose, and is sometimes used as a sweetener in commercially prepared foods

Origin of TREHALOSE

International Scientific Vocabulary trehala, a sweet substance constituting the pupal covering of a beetle + 2-ose
First Known Use: 1862

tre·ha·lose

noun \-ˈhäl-ˌōs, -ˌōz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TREHALOSE

: a crystalline disaccharide C12H22O11 stored instead of starch by many fungi and found in the blood of many insects

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