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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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Origin of -ose

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<Latin -ōsus.Cf. -ous

Other definitions for -ose (2 of 2)

-ose2

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

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Extracted from glucose
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British Dictionary definitions for -ose (1 of 2)

-ose1

suffix forming adjectives
possessing; resemblingverbose; grandiose

Word Origin for -ose

from Latin -ōsus; see -ous

British Dictionary definitions for -ose (2 of 2)

-ose2

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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Scientific definitions for -ose

-ose

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