A sweet-tasting, crystalline disaccharide, C12H22O11, found in trehala and in many fungi.(noun)
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Use "trehalose" in a sentence
"They used sucrose and another sugar called trehalose, which is known for its preservative properties."
"For example, nematodes, tardigrades and Artemia accumulate a disaccharide called trehalose prior to drying, whereas bdelloids don't Lapinski & Tunnacliffe, 2003; Hengherr et al., 2008."
"They mixed the enzyme with a sugar called trehalose that made it stable at internal body temperature."