glycaemic index

US glycemic index

noun

an index indicating the effects of various foods on blood sugar. Fast-releasing foods that raise blood sugar levels quickly are high on the index, while slow-releasing foods, at the bottom of the index, give a slow but sustained release of sugarAbbreviation: GI

Nearby words

  1. gly,
  2. glyburide,
  3. glyc-,
  4. glyc.,
  5. glycaemia,
  6. glycaemic load,
  7. glycan,
  8. glycation,
  9. glycemia,
  10. glycemic

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