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- n. Any glycoside of maltose, but especially any of a class of such alkyl glycosides that are used as specialized detergents
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In organic chemistry, the name of a class of compounds which are both intramolecular anhydrids and ethers. They are formed from alcohols and maltose by the action of hydrochloric acid, closely resemble the corresponding glucosides from glucose, and are hydrolyzed by certain enzyms.
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