Gulo

noun Gu·lo \ˈgyü(ˌ)lō\

Definition of Gulo

  1. :  a genus of the family Mustelidae containing the wolverine (Gulo gulo) as the only species

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Origin and Etymology of gulo

New Latin, from Latin, glutton, epicure, from gula gullet, throat — more at glutton


gulo-

combining form, usually italic Gu·lo

Definition of gulo-

  1. :  having the stereochemical arrangement of atoms or groups found in gulose gulo-saccharic acid

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Origin and Etymology of gulo-

gulose


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