-ose

1

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

Origin of -ose

1
< Latin -ōsus. Cf. -ous

Definition for -ose (2 of 2)

-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 (1 of 2)

-ose

1

suffix forming adjectives

possessing; resemblingverbose; grandiose

Word Origin for -ose

from Latin -ōsus; see -ous

British Dictionary definitions for -ose (2 of 2)

-ose

2

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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Science definitions for -ose

-ose


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