from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix Possessing; having the characteristics of; full of: cymose.
- suffix Carbohydrate: fructose.
- suffix Product of protein hydrolysis: proteose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- suffix full of, like
- suffix Used to form the names of sugars.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- suffix A suffix denoting full of, containing, having the qualities of, like; as in verbose, full of words; pilose, hairy; globose, like a globe.
- suffix A suffix indicating that the substance to the name of which it is affixed is a member of the carbohydrate group
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See -ous.
- A suffix occurring in many English adjectives, formed, most of them in recent scientific use, from Latin or Middle Latin adjectives in -osus, as bellicose, globose, jocose, morose, otiose, pilose, verbose, etc. In the seventeenth century many adjectives before that date and since spelled with -ous were often spelled with -ose, probably not always with a different pronunciation, as ambitiose, gloriose, pompose, etc. Abstract nouns in -ity from adjectives in -ose or -ous take the form -osity, as globosity, jocosity, pomposity, etc.
- In chem.:
- A suffix designating members of the group of sugars, as glucose, lactose, maltose, etc.
- A suffix showing that the substance is a primary decomposition-product of a proteid, as albumose, etc.
Middle English, variant of -ous, from Latin -ōsus.
French, from glucose, glucose; see glucose.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin -osus (Wiktionary)
From glucose. (Wiktionary)