from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A disaccharide that is produced from the partial hydrolysis of cellulose.
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- n. A disaccharide, found only as a repeat unit in cellulose, in which two glucose units are joined with a 1, 4-β linkage
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A biose, C12H22O11, obtained from cellulose by the action of acetic anhydrid and sulphuric acid and subsequent saponification. When heated, it decomposes at 225° C. It reduces Fehling's solution, is dextrorotatory, and gives glucose on hydrolysis.
cell(ulose) + bi-1 + -ose2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)