Meaning of MALTOSE in English

MALTOSE

/ ˈmɔːltəʊz; -təʊs; NAmE -toʊz; -toʊs/ noun

[ U ] ( biology ) a sugar that substances in the body make from starch (= a food substance found in flour, rice, potatoes, etc.)

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WORD ORIGIN

mid 19th cent.: from malt + -ose .

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