cellobiose

noun

cel·​lo·​bi·​ose ˌse-lə-ˈbī-ˌōs How to pronounce cellobiose (audio)
-ˌōz
: a faintly sweet disaccharide C12H22O11 obtained by partial hydrolysis of cellulose

Examples of cellobiose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, the enzyme cellobiose dehydrogenase from the fungus Phanerochaete sordida can break down sugars and generate electrical current when stuck onto carbon tubes only nanometers (billionths of a meter) wide. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, 9 June 2018

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary cellulose + -o- + biose disaccharide, from bi- entry 1 + -ose entry 2

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cellobiose was in 1902

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Cite this Entry

“Cellobiose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cellobiose. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

cellobiose

noun
cel·​lo·​bi·​ose ˌsel-ə-ˈbī-ˌōs, -ˌōz How to pronounce cellobiose (audio)
: a faintly sweet disaccharide C12H22O11 obtained by partial hydrolysis of cellulose

called also cellose

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