Meaning of cellobiose

cel•lo•bi•ose

Pronunciation: (sel"ō-bī'ōs), [key]
— n.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble disaccharide, CHO, that is obtained by the breakdown of cellulose or lichenin and yields glucose upon hydrolysis: used chiefly in bacteriology as a reagent.
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