-ose etymology

English word -ose comes from English glucose

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Detailed word origin of -ose

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
glucose English (eng) (carbohydrate) A simple monosaccharide (sugar) with a molecular formula of C6H12O6; it is a principle source of energy for cellular metabolism.
-ose English (eng) (chemistry) Used to form the names of sugars.

Words with the same origin as -ose

Descendants of glucose
X-gal adenosine adenosine monophosphate adenosine triphosphate allose arabinonucleic cellobiose cellobiosyl cellophane cellulose deoxyribonucleic dextrose erythrose fructose glucosidase heptose lactard lactose laevulose lignocellulolytic lyxose mannitol pyranose sucrose threonucleic