GLUCOSE

glucose

(noun) a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms; an important source of physiological energy

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

glucose (countable and uncountable, plural glucoses)

(carbohydrate) A simple monosaccharide (sugar) with a molecular formula of C6H12O6; it is a principle source of energy for cellular metabolism.

Synonyms

• grape sugar

• blood sugar

• corn sugar

Hypernyms

• aldohexose

• hexose

• monosaccharide

Hyponyms

• dextrose

• D-glucose

• L-glucose

• dextroglucose

Source: Wiktionary


Glu"cose`, n. Etym: [Gr. Glycerin.]

1. A variety of sugar occurring in nature very abundantly, as in ripe grapes, and in honey, and produced in great quantities from starch, etc., by the action of heat and acids. It is only about half as sweet as cane sugar. Called also dextrose, grape sugar, diabetic sugar, and starch sugar. See Dextrose.

2. (Chem.)

Definition: Any one of a large class of sugars, isometric with glucose proper, and including levulose, galactose, etc.

3. The trade name of a sirup, obtained as an uncrystallizable reside in the manufacture of glucose proper, and containing, in addition to some dextrose or glucose, also maltose, dextrin, etc. It is used as a cheap adulterant of sirups, beers, etc.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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