gly·​cose | \ ˈglīˌkōs also -ōz \
plural -s

Definition of glycose

1 archaic : glucose sense 1
2 : a simple sugar (as arabinose, glucose, or fructose) existing structurally in either its open-chain aldehyde or ketone modification or in its cyclic hemiacetal forms that contain furanose or pyranose rings : monosaccharide

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History and Etymology for glycose

French, alteration (influenced by Greek glykys sweet) of glucose

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“Glycose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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