Main meanings of -ose in English

: -ose1-ose2

-ose1

Pronunciation /əʊs/ /əʊz/

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suffix

  • (forming adjectives) having a specified quality.

    ‘bellicose’
    • ‘comatose’
    • ‘verbose’

Origin

From Latin -osus.

Main meanings of -ose in English

: -ose1-ose2

-ose2

Pronunciation /əʊz/ /əʊs/

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suffix

Chemistry
  • Forming names of sugars and other carbohydrates.

    ‘cellulose’
    • ‘glucose’

Origin

On the pattern of (gluc)ose.