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2 definitions found
 for Maltose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maltose \Malt"ose`\ (m[add]lt"[=o]s`), n. [From Malt.]
     (Biochem.)
     A crystalline disaccharide ({C12H22O11) formed from starch
     by the action of diastase of malt, and the amylolytic ferment
     of saliva and pancreatic juice; called also maltobiose and
     malt sugar. Chemically it is
     4-O-[alpha]-D-glucopyranosyl-D-glucose. It rotates the plane
     of polarized light further to the right than does dextrose
     and possesses a lower cupric oxide reducing power.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  maltose
      n 1: a white crystalline sugar formed during the digestion of
           starches [syn: maltose, malt sugar]

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