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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It is a liquid and is made of maltose, glucose, and dextrose sugars.
Bacteria that are first exposed to lactose actually grow faster on maltose than bacteria that feed on maltose alone.
It's moister and plumper, with the skin sweet from maltose.
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