Definition of

Dextrose

  1. (noun, substance) an isomer of glucose that is found in honey and sweet fruits

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Synonyms of Dextrose

dextroglucose, grape sugar

Alternate forms of Dextrose

Hypernyms: glucose

Origin of the word Dextrose

  1. coined 1869 from L. dexter "right," because the form of glucose polarizes light to the right in spectroscopy. more

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Words that sound like Dextrose

destress, dexterous, dextrorse, dextrous, diestrous, diestrus, dioestrous, disastrous, distress, dustrag, dysdercus

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