maltose mal·tose (môl'tōs', -tōz')
A white crystalline sugar formed during the digestion of starch.
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A sugar made by the action of various enzymes on starch. It is formed in the body during digestion. Maltose is a disaccharide consisting of two linked glucose molecules. Chemical formula: C12H22O11.