malt-sugar

maltose

[mawl-tohs]
noun Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble sugar, C 1 2 H 2 2 O 1 1 ⋅H 2 O, formed by the action of diastase, especially from malt, on starch: used chiefly as a nutrient, as a sweetener, and in culture media.
Also called malt sugar, maltobiose [mawl-toh-bahy-ohs] .


Origin:
1860–65; malt + -ose2

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maltose (ˈmɔːltəʊz)
 
n
a disaccharide of glucose formed by the enzymic hydrolysis of starch: used in bacteriological culture media and as a nutrient in infant feeding. Formula: C12H22O11
 
[C19: from malt + -ose²]

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maltose mal·tose (môl'tōs', -tōz')
n.
A white crystalline sugar formed during the digestion of starch.

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maltose   (môl'tōs')  Pronunciation Key 
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.
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