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maltose (ˈmɔːltəʊz Pronunciation for maltose



  1. 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

Word Origin

C19: from malt + -ose2

Example Sentences Including 'maltose'

Include varying proportions of starch oligosaccharides and maltose.
Mayes, Adrienne The Dictionary of Nutritional Health


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