Main definitions of -ose in English

: -ose1-ose2

-ose1

suffix

  • (forming adjectives) having a specified quality.

    • ‘bellicose’
    • ‘comatose’
    • ‘verbose’

Origin

From Latin -osus.

Pronunciation

-ose

/əʊs/ /əʊz/

Main definitions of -ose in English

: -ose1-ose2

-ose2

suffix

Chemistry
  • Forming names of sugars and other carbohydrates.

    ‘cellulose’
    ‘glucose’

Origin

On the pattern of (gluc)ose.

Pronunciation

-ose

/əʊz/ /əʊs/