Meaning of trehalose

tre•ha•lose

Pronunciation: (trē'hu-lōs", tri-hä'lōs), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline disaccharide, CHO, occurring in yeast, certain fungi, etc., and used to identify certain bacteria.
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