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glutamate a salt or ester of glutamic acid.
glutamic acid a nonessential amino acid found in proteins that is used as a salt flavoring on meats and other foods.
glutamine a nonessential amino acid that is a component of proteins.
gluteal of, relating to, or near the muscles of the buttocks.
gluten a protein found in certain cereal grains, esp. wheat, that gives dough an elastic texture. [2 definitions]
gluten-free of a diet or food substance, not containing gluten, which is an elastic substance that occurs in certain cereal grains and gives dough an elastic texture.
gluteus any of the three major muscles in the buttocks.
glutinous sticky, as glue.
glutton someone who eats an excessive amount, or one who both eats and drinks excessively. [2 definitions]
gluttonous inclined to eat excessively; voracious.
gluttony the habit or an instance of excessive eating and drinking.
glycemic of or pertaining to glucose in the blood.
glyceride an ester of glycerol that is the main component of fatty tissue.
glycerin a sweet colorless or yellowish syrupy alcohol; glycerol.
glycerol a sweet colorless or yellowish syrupy alcohol derived from fats or oils, used as a sweetener, solvent, and antifreeze, and in the making of soap, cosmetics, medicines, and explosives.
glycine a simple, nonessential amino acid found in proteins.
glyco- sugar; sweet.
glycogen a white substance, similar to starch, that is the principal storage material for carbohydrates in animals; animal starch.
glycol a chemical compound used as a solvent and as an antifreeze in automobiles; ethylene glycol. [2 definitions]
glycoprotein a protein that has carbohydrate molecules attached.
glycoside any of a group of sugar compounds that yield a sugar and one or more other substances on hydrolysis.