cellobiose

cellobiose

[sel-oh-bahy-ohs]
noun
a white, crystalline, water-soluble disaccharide, C 12 H 22 O 11 , that is obtained by the breakdown of cellulose or lichenin and yields glucose upon hydrolysis: used chiefly in bacteriology as a reagent.

Origin:
1900–05; cell(ulose) + -o- + bi-2 + -ose2

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cellobiose or cellose (ˌsɛləʊˈbaɪəʊz, ˈsɛləʊz)
 
n
a disaccharide obtained by the hydrolysis of cellulose by cellulase. Formula: C12H22O11
 
[C20: from cellulose + bi-1 + -ose²]
 
cellose or cellose
 
n
 
[C20: from cellulose + bi-1 + -ose²]

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