noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A sugar produced by the breakdown of starch, e.g. by enzymes found in malt and saliva. It is a disaccharide consisting of two linked glucose units.
More example sentences
- Several physiologically important disaccharides are sucrose, lactose and maltose.
- Systems for sensing specific sugars, such as galactose or maltose, or specific amino acids, such as histidine or proline, also are present.
- But up to two thirds of it can be replaced by other sugars, including maltose and sucrose.
Definition of maltose in:
- The US English dictionary