glucose

noun glu·cose \ ˈglü-ˌkōs , -ˌkōz \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

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 and Etymology of glucose

French, modification of Greek gleukos must, sweet wine; akin to Greek glykys sweet — more at dulcet

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GLUCOSE Defined for English Language Learners

glucose

noun

Definition of glucose for English Language Learners

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


GLUCOSE Defined for Kids

glucose

noun glu·cose \ ˈglü-ˌkōs \

Definition of glucose for Students

: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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