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A sweet-tasting, crystalline disaccharide, C12H22O11, found in trehala, in the hemolymph of numerous insects, and in many fungi.
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(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline disaccharide that occurs in yeast and certain fungi. Formula: C12H22O11
[C19: from trehala]
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tre•ha•lose(ˈtri həˌloʊs, trɪˈhɑ loʊs)
a white, crystalline disaccharide, C12H22O11, occurring in yeast, certain fungi, etc., and used to identify certain bacteria.
[1860–65; < New Latin trehala sugary substance secreted by certain beetles (< Turkish tigala< Persian tighal) + -ose2]
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