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Definition of: glucose

(gloomacrkōs) noun Chem.
1. Dextrose or grape sugar; a monosaccharide carbohydrate having the formula C6H12O6. It is widely distributed in plants and animals and is obtained by the hydrolysis of starch and other carbohydrates. It is fermentable but less sweet than cane sugar.
2. A thick yellowish sirup containing dextrose, maltose, and dextrin, obtained by incomplete hydrolysis of starch and used in confectionery, baking, etc. [<Gk. glykys sweet + -OSE2]
(-kosik) adjective

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blood glucose
glucose levels
glucose tolerance
glucose level
glucose metabolism
glucose monitoring
glucose uptake
glucose transporter
plasma glucose
impaired glucose
glucose syrup
glucose concentration
glucose control
glucose meter
glucose oxidase

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"glucose" has the frequency of use of 0.0005% on en.wikipedia.org.

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