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trehalose

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noun tre·ha·lose \tri-ˈhä-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Definition of trehalose

  1. :  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 and Etymology of trehalose

International Scientific Vocabulary trehala, a sweet substance constituting the pupal covering of a beetle + 2-ose


First Known Use: 1862


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trehalose

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noun tre·ha·lose \-ˈhäl-ˌōs, -ˌōz\

Medical Definition of trehalose

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




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