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trehala + -ose (sugar)

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trehalose (countable and uncountable, plural trehaloses)

  1. (biochemistry) A disaccharide formed from two glucose units.
    • 1862, William Allen Miller, Elements of chemistry: theoretical and practical, volume 3:
      The most important of these is the common sugar furnished by the sugar cane, hence termed cane sugar, related to which are some others of small importance, viz., trehalose, melezitose, and melitose, represented by the general formula (C12H22O11,xH2O).
    • 2004 January 24, New Scientist, page 14:
      The researchers fed a natural sugar called trehalose to mice genetically engineered to have a severe version of Huntington's disease.
    • 2013, Thomas M. Shinnick, Tuberculosis[1], page 14:
      Major components of the polar lipids are the acylated trehaloses which differ considerably in their acylation patterns to trehalose and in fatty acid content.