[mawl -tohs]

Definition #1 for "maltose"

a white crystalline sugar formed during the digestion of starches


Definition #2 for "maltose"

A crystalline disaccharide (C12H22O11) formed from starch by the action of diastase of malt, and the amylolytic ferment of saliva and pancreatic juice; called also maltobiose and malt sugar. Chemically it is 4-O-


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