Definition of melibiose in English:

melibiose

noun

Chemistry
  • A disaccharide crystalline sugar, C₁₂H₂₂O₁₁, consisting of one glucose and one galactose unit, and obtainable by partial hydrolysis of raffinose.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From German Melibiose from meli- (in melitose) + -biose, combining form indicating a disaccharide.

Pronunciation

melibiose

/ˌmɛlɪˈbʌɪəʊs//ˌmɛlɪˈbʌɪəʊz/