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cellobiose

[sel-oh-bahy-ohs] /ˌsɛl oʊˈbaɪ oʊs/
noun
1.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble disaccharide, C 12 H 22 O 11 , that is obtained by the breakdown of cellulose or lichenin and yields glucose upon hydrolysis: used chiefly in bacteriology as a reagent.
Origin of cellobiose
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; cell(ulose) + -o- + bi-2 + -ose2
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cellobiose

/ˌsɛləʊˈbaɪəʊz/
noun
1.
a disaccharide obtained by the hydrolysis of cellulose by cellulase. Formula: C12H22O11
Word Origin
C20: from cellulose + bi-1 + -ose²
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