a disaccharide extracted from yeast, mushrooms, and other fungi
Origin of trehalosefrom Modern Latin trehala, substance of cocoon of a certain beetle, the original source of the sugar (prob. from Persian t?gh?l) + -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)
trehala + -ose (sugar)