What does -ose mean?

-ose meaning in Etymology Dictionary

standard ending in chemical brands of sugars, originally just a noun-forming suffix, taken up by French chemists mid-19c.; this has no etymological reference to sugar. It seems round the same time in two chemical names, cellulose, which would owe it into the French suffix, and glucose, where it might be an all-natural result from the Greek different. Flood prefers origin from glucose.

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  • word-forming element always make adjectives from nouns, with all the definition "full of, abounding in, having qualities of," from Latin -osus (see -ous).

-ose meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix denoting high in, containing, obtaining the characteristics of, love; such as verbose, filled with terms; pilose, hairy; globose, like a world.

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  • A suffix showing that the substance into the name that it is attached is a part of the carb team; as in cellulose, sucrose, dextrose, etc.

-ose meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix denoting high in, containing, having the qualities of, like; as with verbose, filled with words; pilose, hairy; globose, like a world.

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  • A suffix indicating the substance towards title of which it really is attached is a member of this carb team; as in cellulose, sucrose, dextrose, etc.