dextroglucose


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dex·tro·glu·cose

 (dĕk′strə-glo͞o′kōs′)
n.

dextroglucose

(ˌdɛkstrəʊˈɡluːkəʊz; -kəʊs)
n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for dextrose

dex•trose

(ˈdɛk stroʊs)

n.
the dextrorotatory form of glucose, occurring in fruits and in animal tissues and commercially obtainable from starch by acid hydrolysis. Also called corn sugar, grape sugar.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.dextroglucose - an isomer of glucose that is found in honey and sweet fruitsdextroglucose - an isomer of glucose that is found in honey and sweet fruits
glucose - a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms; an important source of physiological energy