What does -ose mean?

-ose in AZ Dictionary

(s) Possessing; getting the faculties of; saturated in: cymose.
(s) Carbohydrate: fructose.
(s) item of protein hydrolysis: proteose.
(n) identify -ous.
A suffix happening in lots of English adjectives, created, most of them in current clinical usage, from Latin or Middle Latin adjectives in -osus, as bellicose, globose, jocose, morose, otiose, pilose, verbose, etc. In seventeenth century numerous adjectives before that time and since spelled with -ous were often spelled with -ose, most likely not always with an alternative pronunciation, as ambitiose, gloriose, pompose, etc. Abstract nouns in -ity from adjectives in -ose or -ous use the kind -osity, as globosity, jocosity, pomposity, etc.
In chem.:
A suffix designating members of the number of sugars, as glucose, lactose, maltose, etc.

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  • Sentence for "-ose"
  • Synonym for "-ose"
    • -ia, -osity, -ibility, -ship, -hood
  • Form for "-ose"
    • aldohexose, saccharose, tetrose, cellose, cellobiose
  • Same Context for "-ose"
    • Vienne, joue, saura, arity, represente
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