Origin of d-glucose
Definition for d-glucose (2 of 2)
Origin of glucose
Examples from the Web for d-glucose
The form described above is laevo-rotatory, but it is termed d-fructose, since it is related to d-glucose.
British Dictionary definitions for d-glucose
Word Origin for glucose
Word Origin and History for d-glucose
1840, from French glucose (1838), said to have been coined by French professor Eugène Melchior Péligot (1811-1890) from Greek gleukos "must, sweet wine," related to glykys "sweet, delightful, dear," from *glku-, dissimilated in Greek from PIE *dlk-u- "sweet" (cf. Latin dulcis). It first was obtained from grape sugar.