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 So far, Schwartz said the drug seems to have few side effects, which could include raising glucose levels. Amanda Morris, USA TODAY, "He's the oldest known man with extremely rare Proteus syndrome. He's trying to find a cure.," 3 Feb. 2020 So far, Schwartz said the drug seems to have few side effects, which could include raising glucose levels. Amanda Morris, azcentral, "He's the oldest-known man with rare Proteus syndrome and he hopes to help find a cure," 28 Jan. 2020 People with diabetes have higher-than-normal glucose levels in their blood, and depend on prescription insulin to regulate those levels and prevent potentially life-threatening complications. Dan Petrella, chicagotribune.com, "Illinois lawmakers approve cannabis, insulin measures, but flavored vaping ban and student athlete endorsement bills are left by wayside," 15 Nov. 2019 An Artificial Pancreas Device System is a system of devices that closely mimics the glucose-regulating function of a healthy pancreas, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Crystal Beaulieu, cleveland, "Diabetes Awareness Walk makes strides to turn Type 1 into Type None," 30 Sep. 2019 Verily, the Alphabet (GOOG) life sciences spinout, has embarked on a partnership with the diabetes device company to make a first-of-its-kind glucose monitor. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, "Pharmalittle: Tension in the Verily-Dexcom tango; not so fast on the Pfizer-GSK spinoff," 16 Jan. 2020 So the researchers decided to also give those rodents high doses of glucose. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "Microbe that got man drunk could help explain common liver disease," 19 Sep. 2019 The study in Daqing showed how lifestyle changes can prevent type 2 among people with impaired glucose tolerance, which is sometimes a prelude to the condition. The Economist, "As China puts on weight, type-2 diabetes is soaring," 12 Dec. 2019 In diabetic rats, kimchi improves insulin function and lowers average blood glucose levels. chicagotribune.com, "Environmental Nutrition: Benefits of kimchi," 3 Dec. 2019

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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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13 Feb 2020

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“Glucose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glucose. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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glucose

noun
How to pronounce glucose (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of glucose

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

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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