Main definitions of -ose in English

: -ose1-ose2

-ose1

suffix

  • (forming adjectives) having a specified quality.

    ‘bellicose’
    ‘comatose’
    ‘verbose’

Origin

From Latin -osus.

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.