maltose

noun malt·ose \ ˈmȯl-ˌtōs , -ˌtōz \

Definition of maltose

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

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Origin and Etymology of maltose

French, from English 1malt


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maltose

noun malt·ose \ ˈmȯl-ˌtōs, -ˌtōz \

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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