There are 2 main definitions of -ose in English:

Share this entry

-ose 1

Syllabification: -ose

suffix

(Forming adjectives) having a specified quality: bellicose comatose verbose

Origin

From Latin -osus.

Definition of -ose in:
Share this entry
 

There are 2 main definitions of -ose in English:

Share this entry
-ose 2 Syllabification: -ose

suffix

Chemistry
Forming names of sugars and other carbohydrates: cellulose glucose

Origin

On the pattern of (gluc)ose.

Definition of -ose in:
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources