-ose

1

a suffix occurring in adjectives borrowed from Latin, meaning “full of,” “abounding in,” “given to,” “like”: frondose; globose; jocose; otiose; verbose.

Nearby words

  1. -orama,
  2. -orexia,
  3. -orial,
  4. -oriented,
  5. -ory,
  6. -osis,
  7. -osity,
  8. -ota,
  9. -ote,
  10. -otic

Origin of -ose

1
< Latin -ōsus. Cf. -ous

-ose

2

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 -ose

2
extracted from glucose

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British Dictionary definitions for -ose

-ose

1

suffix forming adjectives

possessing; resemblingverbose; grandiose

Word Origin for -ose

from Latin -ōsus; see -ous

suffix forming nouns

indicating a carbohydrate, esp a sugarlactose
indicating a decomposition product of proteinalbumose

Word Origin for -ose

from glucose

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Word Origin and History for -ose
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Science definitions for -ose

-ose

A suffix used to form the chemical names of carbohydrates, such as glucose.
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