Definition of melezitose in English:

melezitose

noun

Chemistry
  • A trisaccharide sugar, C₁₈H₃₂O₁₆, consisting of one fructose and two glucose units, originally isolated from the sap of larches.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William A. Miller (1817–1870), chemist. From French mélézitose from mélèze larch (masculine; 1552 in Middle French as feminine) + -itose (in melitose).

Pronunciation

melezitose

/məˈlɛzɪtəʊs/