Meaning of maltose

malt•ose

Pronunciation: (môl'tōs), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble sugar, CHO&multiplydot;HO, formed by the action of diastase, esp. from malt, on starch: used chiefly as a nutrient, as a sweetener, and in culture media. Also called
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