trehalose[trē′hə lōs′, tri häl′ōs′]
a disaccharide extracted from yeast, mushrooms, and other fungi
Origin of trehalose; from Modern Latin trehala, substance of cocoon of a certain beetle, the origin, originally source of the sugar (prob. ; from Persian tīghāl) + -ose
A sweet-tasting, crystalline disaccharide, C12H22O11, found in trehala, in the hemolymph of numerous insects, and in many fungi.
(countable and uncountable, plural trehaloses)
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