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dextrose

[dek-strohs]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. dextroglucose, commercially obtainable from starch by acid hydrolysis.
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Origin of dextrose

First recorded in 1865–70; dextr- + -ose2
Also called corn sugar, grape sugar.
Can be confuseddextrose dextrous
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Historical Examples

  • In the case of dextrose, &c., the yields represent the weight of syrup.

    Researches on Cellulose

    C. F. Cross

  • It appears to be resolved by ultimate hydrolysis into dextrose and mannose.

  • That is, sucrose is converted into levulose and dextrose sugars.

  • On saponifying, it is split up into digitogenin, galactose, and dextrose.

  • Sugar (dextrose) is present in the same concentration as in the blood.


British Dictionary definitions for dextrose

dextrose

noun
  1. a white soluble sweet-tasting crystalline solid that is the dextrorotatory isomer of glucose, occurring widely in fruit, honey, and in the blood and tissue of animals. Formula: C 6 H 12 O 6Also called: grape sugar, dextroglucose
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Word Origin and History for dextrose

n.

1867, shortened from dextro-glucose, from dextro- "right" + -ose (2), chemical suffix indicating a sugar. So called because this form of glucose polarizes light to the right in spectroscopy.

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dextrose in Medicine

dextrose

(dĕkstrōs′)
n.
  1. The dextrorotatory form of glucose found naturally in animal and plant tissue and derived synthetically from starch.
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dextrose in Science

dextrose

[dĕkstrōs′]
  1. A sugar that is the most common form of glucose. It is found in plant and animal tissues and also derived from starch. Dextrose is the dextrorotatory form of glucose.
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