ə-ˈgä-ˌvōs also -ˈgā-
plural -s
: a sugar C12H22O11 obtained from the stalks of the century plant

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary agav- (from New Latin Agave) + -ose

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agavose was in 1892

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“Agavose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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