Definition of


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

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Alternate forms of Glucose

Hyponyms: blood glucose, blood sugar, corn sugar, dextroglucose, dextrose, glucosamine, grape sugar

Hypernyms: aldohexose

Origin of the word Glucose

  1. 1840, from Fr. glucose (1838), from Gk. gleukos "must, sweet wine," related to glykys "sweet," from *glku-, dissimilated in Gk. from PIE *dlk-u- "sweet" (cf. L. dulcis). more

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