There are 2 main definitions of -ose in English:

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-ose1

Pronunciation: /əʊs, əʊz/

suffix

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

Origin

from Latin -osus.

Derivatives

-osely

1
suffix

-oseness

2
suffix
Forming corresponding nouns. Compare with-osity.

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-ose2

Pronunciation: /əʊz, əʊs/

suffix

Chemistry

Origin

on the pattern of (gluc)ose.

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