glycose

noun

gly·​cose
ˈglīˌkōs also -ōz
plural -s
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Glycose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glycose. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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