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glucose

noun glu·cose \ˈglü-ˌkōs, -ˌkōz\

: a type of sugar that is found in plants and fruits

Full Definition of GLUCOSE

1
:  a crystalline sugar C6H12O6; specifically :  the sweet colorless soluble dextrorotatory form that occurs widely in nature and is the usual form in which carbohydrate is assimilated by animals
2
:  a light-colored syrup made from cornstarch
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Origin of GLUCOSE

French, modification of Greek gleukos must, sweet wine; akin to Greek glykys sweet — more at dulcet
First Known Use: 1840

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GLUCOSE Defined for Kids

glucose

noun glu·cose \ˈglü-ˌkōs\

Definition of GLUCOSE for Kids

:  a sugar in plant saps and fruits that is the usual form in which carbohydrate is taken in by the animal body and used as a source of energy
Medical Dictionary

glucose

noun glu·cose \ˈglü-ˌkōs, -ˌkōz\

Medical Definition of GLUCOSE

:  an optically active sugar C6H12O6 that has an aldehydic carbonyl group; especially :  the sweet colorless soluble dextrorotatory form that occurs widely in nature and is the usual form in which carbohydrate is assimilated by animals

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