-ose -osesuff. [L. -osus: cf. F. -ose. Cf. {-ous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A suffix denoting full of, containing, having the qualities of, like; as in verbose, full of words; pilose, hairy; globose, like a globe. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem.) A suffix indicating that the substance to the name of which it is affixed is a member of the carbohydrate group; as in cellulose, sucrose, dextrose, etc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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