a suffix occurring in adjectives borrowed from Latin, meaning “full of,” “abounding in,” “given to,” “like”: frondose; globose; jocose; otiose; verbose.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of -ose1
<Latin -ōsus.Cf. -ous
Definition for -ose (2 of 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 -ose2
extracted from glucose
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British Dictionary definitions for -ose (1 of 2)
suffix forming adjectives
possessing; resemblingverbose; grandiose
Word Origin for -ose
from Latin -ōsus; see -ous
British Dictionary definitions for -ose (2 of 2)
suffix forming nouns
indicating a carbohydrate, esp a sugarlactose
indicating a decomposition product of proteinalbumose
Word Origin for -ose
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Medical definitions for -ose (1 of 2)
Possessing; having the characteristics of; full of:ramose.
Medical definitions for -ose (2 of 2)
Product of protein hydrolysis:proteose.
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Scientific definitions for -ose
A suffix used to form the chemical names of carbohydrates, such as glucose.
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