trehalose


trehalose

trehalose [tree-huh-lohs, trih-hah-lohs] ExamplesWord Origin noun Chemistry.

  1. a white, crystalline disaccharide, C12H22O11, occurring in yeast, certain fungi, etc., and used to identify certain bacteria.

Origin of trehalose First recorded in 1860–65; trehal(a) + -ose2 Examples from the Web for trehalose Historical Examples of trehalose

  • Trehalose appears to replace sucrose in those plants which contain no chlorophyll and do not elaborate starch.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher

  • The quantity of trehalose in such plants reaches a maximum just before spore formation begins.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher

  • Trehalose seems to serve as the reserve food for fungi in much the same way that sucrose does for higher plants.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher

  • British Dictionary definitions for trehalose trehalose noun

    1. a white crystalline disaccharide that occurs in yeast and certain fungi. Formula: C 12 H 22 O 11

    Word Origin for trehalose C19: from trehala

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