a suffix occurring in adjectives borrowed from Latin, meaning “full of,” “abounding in,” “given to,” “like”: frondose; globose; jocose; otiose; verbose.

< Latin -ōsus. Compare -ous

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a suffix used in chemical terminology to form the names of sugars and other carbohydrates (amylose; fructose; hexose; lactose ), and of protein derivatives (proteose ).

extracted from glucose

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suffix forming adjectives
possessing; resembling: verbose; grandiose
[from Latin -ōsus; see -ous]

suffix forming nouns
1.  indicating a carbohydrate, esp a sugar: lactose
2.  indicating a decomposition product of protein: albumose
[from glucose]

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-ose 1
Possessing; having the characteristics of; full of: ramose.

-ose 2

  1. carbohydrate: fructose.

  2. Product of protein hydrolysis: proteose.

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A suffix used to form the chemical names of carbohydrates, such as glucose.
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