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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'

"Some products may contain two sugar products, such as glucose syrup, corn syrup, invert sugar, molasses, fruitcose and maltose.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
Include varying proportions of starch oligosaccharides and maltose.
Mayes, Adrienne The Dictionary of Nutritional Health


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