- a white, crystalline, water-soluble disaccharide, C12H22O11, 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
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Cellobiose is a disaccharide which results from the hydrolysis of cellulose.The Chemistry of Plant Life
Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
- a disaccharide obtained by the hydrolysis of cellulose by cellulase. Formula: C 12 H 22 O 11
C20: from cellulose + bi- 1 + -ose ²