Meaning of glucose
Pronunciation: (gl'kōs), [key]
— n. Biochem.
- a sugar, CHO, having several optically different forms, the common dextrorotatory formordoccurring in many fruits, animal tissues and fluids, etc., and having a sweetness about one half that of ordinary sugar, and the rare levorotatory formnot naturally occurring.
- Also calleda syrup containing dextrose, maltose, and dextrine, obtained by the incomplete hydrolysis of starch.
- glucose (Thesaurus)