- a suffix occurring in adjectives borrowed from Latin, meaning “full of,” “abounding in,” “given to,” “like”: frondose; globose; jocose; otiose; verbose.
Origin of -ose1
- a suffix used in chemical terminology to form the names of sugars and other carbohydrates (amylose; fructose; hexose; lactose), and of protein derivatives (proteose).
Origin of -ose2
Examples from the Web for ose
(5) Renationalize every privatized or partly privatized company (OSE, OTE, Eydap, PPC, etc.) and stop privatizations.Greek Election Deepens Political Chaos and Prospect of Default
May 7, 2012
Variolate -ose: with large, rounded impressions like pock-marks.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Hause (hass, horse, -ourse, -ose): used in the North for a pass.Climbing in The British Isles. Vol. 1 - England
W. P. Haskett Smith
Gneiss′oid, having some of the characters of gneiss; Gneiss′ose, having the structure of gneiss.
At the nape of yer neck, while a feller in front squirts yer down with a 'ose.
When Csar arrives, he sees the lines abandoned, and the battle raging in the plain of Grsigny, on the banks of the Ose.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2
Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
- possessing; resemblingverbose; grandiose
- indicating a carbohydrate, esp a sugarlactose
- indicating a decomposition product of proteinalbumose
Word Origin and History for ose
standard ending in chemical names of sugars, originally simply a noun-forming suffix, taken up by French chemists mid-19c.; it has no etymological connection with sugar. It appears around the same time in two chemical names, cellulose, which would owe it to the French suffix, and glucose, where it would be a natural result from the Greek original. Flood favors origin from glucose.
word-forming element used to make adjectives from nouns, with the meaning "full of, abounding in, having qualities of," from Latin -osus (cf. -ous).
- A suffix used to form the chemical names of carbohydrates, such as glucose.