a white, crystalline, water-soluble sugar, C12H22O11⋅H2O, formed by the action of diastase, especially from malt, on starch: used chiefly as a nutrient, as a sweetener, and in culture media.
- Also called malt sugar, mal·to·bi·ose [mawl-toh-bahy-ohs]. /ˌmɔl toʊˈbaɪ oʊs/.
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How to use maltose in a sentence
Other common dissacharides are lactose from milk and maltose, which comes grains.
Proceed exactly as in preparing French Proof agar vide supra substituting Mannite (38 grammes) for maltose.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
This organism is unable to ferment milk directly, but is able to decompose maltose and glucose with gas production.The Bacillus of Long Life | Loudon Douglas
Upon hydrolysis starch gives first a mixture of dextrin and maltose, then glucose alone as an end-product.
Herter claims that sucrose and glucose are much more so than lactose, maltose, or starch.
The amylopsin likewise in the pancreatic secretion acts upon the starch and dextrin, changing them to maltose.
British Dictionary definitions for maltose
a disaccharide of glucose formed by the enzymic hydrolysis of starch: used in bacteriological culture media and as a nutrient in infant feeding. Formula: C 12 H 22 O 11
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Scientific definitions for maltose
A sugar made by the action of various enzymes on starch. It is formed in the body during digestion. Maltose is a disaccharide consisting of two linked glucose molecules. Chemical formula: C12H22O11.
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