trehalose

noun tre·ha·lose \ tri-ˈhä-ˌlōs , -ˌlōz \

Definition of trehalose

: a crystalline disaccharide C12H22O11 that is found in various organisms (such as fungi and insects), is about half as sweet as sucrose, and is sometimes used as a sweetener in commercially prepared foods

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Origin and Etymology of trehalose

International Scientific Vocabulary trehala, a sweet substance constituting the pupal covering of a beetle + 2-ose


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trehalose

noun tre·ha·lose \ -ˈhäl-ˌōs, -ˌōz \

medical Definition of trehalose

: a crystalline disaccharide C12H22O11 stored instead of starch by many fungi and found in the blood of many insects

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