Definition of maltose noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

maltose

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmɔːltəʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɔːltoʊz//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈmɔːltəʊs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɔːltoʊs//
 
[uncountable](biology)
 
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a sugar that substances in the body make from starch (= a food substance found in flour, rice, potatoes, etc.) Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from malt + -ose.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: maltose