maltose

noun
malt·​ose | \ ˈmȯl-ˌtōs How to pronounce maltose (audio) , -ˌtōz\

Definition of maltose

: a crystalline dextrorotatory fermentable sugar C12H22O11 formed especially from starch by amylase

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The second is disaccharides, which are just two of these single sugar molecules linked together: sucrose, or table sugar (glucose + fructose); lactose, or milk sugar (glucose + galactose); and maltose, or malt sugar (glucose + glucose). Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Can Our Bodies Even Tell the Difference Between Naturally Occurring and Added Sugars?," 24 June 2019 After 25 generations, Dodd found that the starch-eating flies would no longer mate with the maltose eaters. Carrie Arnold, Quanta Magazine, "Evolving With a Little Help From Our Friends," 4 June 2014 Check the label for ingredients like brown sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, glucose, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, invert sugar, lactose, malt syrup, maltose, molasses, raw sugar, sucrose, trehalose and/or turbinado sugar. Rebecca Drudi, baltimoresun.com, "10 tips from a dietitian," 10 Sep. 2017 The dates contain a mixture of simple sugars, mostly fructose and glucose but also trace amounts of maltose and sucrose. Tom Taylor, SI.com, "The Best Energy Gels and Bars for Running and Endurance Training," 16 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of maltose

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for maltose

French, from English malt entry 1

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maltose

noun
malt·​ose | \ ˈmȯl-ˌtōs, -ˌtōz How to pronounce maltose (audio) \

Medical Definition of maltose

: a crystalline dextrorotatory fermentable disaccharide sugar C12H22O11 formed especially from starch by amylase (as in saliva and malt), as an intermediate reducing product in metabolism, and in brewing and distilling and used chiefly in foods and in biological culture media

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