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glucose

glu·cose

glucose

 
pronunciation:
glu kos
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a form of sugar that occurs naturally in fruits, plants, and animal tissues; grape sugar.
definition 2: a syrup consisting of dextrose, maltose, dextrine, and water, used in making candy, fermenting alcohol, treating tobacco, and tanning leather; starch syrup.
derivation: glucosic (adj.)
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The word glucose contains the following part:
-ose2 Greek noun-forming suffix that means carbohydrate, esp. sugar