glucose

noun
glu·​cose | \ ˈglü-ˌkōs How to pronounce glucose (audio) , -ˌkōz \

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

Examples of glucose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the ensuing decades, science has delivered better drugs — often called SGLT2 and GLP-1 inhibitors — which can reduce the amount of glucose the body absorbs or stimulate insulin production. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 May 2022 Glucagon also initiates a process known as gluconeogenesis, which is the synthesis of glucose from nondietary sources. Mckale Montgomery, The Conversation, 19 May 2022 Lila has type 1 diabetes, meaning that her pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin, the hormone which regulates the amount of glucose in your blood. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 3 May 2022 The problem of too much glucose in the blood can be caused in two different ways. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 7 Apr. 2022 As Yawitz says, protein helps keep you off the blood sugar roller coaster by slowing down the absorption of glucose into the blood. Perri O. Blumberg, Men's Health, 22 Feb. 2022 Types of honey with higher ratios of glucose are more likely to form crystals. Helen Czerski, WSJ, 27 Jan. 2022 All of these lifestyle choices impact your glucose number. Stephen Key, Forbes, 8 June 2022 Another monitor on her left hip keeps track of her glucose numbers. Mick Mccabe, Detroit Free Press, 4 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of glucose

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for glucose

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

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The first known use of glucose was in 1840

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26 Jun 2022

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“Glucose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glucose. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for glucose

glucose

noun
glu·​cose | \ ˈglü-ˌkōs How to pronounce glucose (audio) \

Kids Definition of glucose

: 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

glucose

noun
glu·​cose | \ ˈglü-ˌkōs, -ˌkōz How to pronounce glucose (audio) \

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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