glucose

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See also: Glucose and glucosé

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Ball-and-stick model of a glucose molecule.

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Through French, from Ancient Greek γλυκύς (glukús, sweet); note: -ose comes from glucose, not the other way round. In other words, the view of the word glucose as gluco- + -ose is a reanalysis rather than a historical etymology. This is unusual for being a reanalysis that works completely, that is, without any leftover nonsense syllables (such as the ham- in reanalyzed hamburger).

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glucose (countable and uncountable, plural glucoses)

  1. (biochemistry) A simple monosaccharide (sugar) with a molecular formula of C6H12O6; it is a principle source of energy for cellular metabolism.

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Dutch[edit]

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glucose m (uncountable)

  1. glucose

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French[edit]

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glucose m (plural glucoses)

  1. glucose

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glucose

  1. first-person singular present indicative of glucoser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of glucoser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of glucoser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of glucoser
  5. second-person singular imperative of glucoser

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