glucose (def 2).
a sugar, C 6 H 12 O 6 , having several optically different forms, the common dextrorotatory form (dextroglucose, or -glucose) occurring in many fruits, animal tissues and fluids, etc., and having a sweetness about one half that of ordinary sugar, and the rare levorotatory form (levoglucose, or -glucose) not naturally occurring.
Also called starch syrup. a syrup containing dextrose, maltose, and dextrine, obtained by the incomplete hydrolysis of starch.
a white crystalline monosaccharide sugar that has several optically active forms, the most abundant being dextrose: a major energy source in metabolism. Formula: C6H12O6
a yellowish syrup (or, after desiccation, a solid) containing dextrose, maltose, and dextrin, obtained by incomplete hydrolysis of starch: used in confectionery, fermentation, etc
glucose glu·cose (glōō’kōs’)
A monosaccharide sugar the blood that serves as the major energy source of the body; it occurs in most plant and animal tissue. Also called blood sugar.
A monosaccharide sugar found in plant and animal tissues. Glucose is a product of photosynthesis, mostly incorporated into the disaccharide sugar sucrose rather than circulating free in the plant. Glucose is essential for energy production in animal cells. It is transported by blood and lymph to all the cells of the body, where it is metabolized to form carbon dioxide and water along with ATP, the main source of chemical energy for cellular processes. Glucose molecules can also be linked into chains to form the polysaccharides cellulose, glycogen, and starch. Chemical formula: C6H12O6. See more at cellular respiration, Krebs cycle, photosynthesis.
The most common form of sugar, found extensively in the bodies of living things; a molecule composed of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen.
Note: Glucose is involved in the production of energy in both plants and animals.
adjective, starchier, starchiest. 1. of, relating to, or of the nature of starch. 2. containing starch. 3. stiffened with starch. 4. stiff and formal, as in manner. adjective starchier, starchiest 1. of, relating to, or containing starch: starchy foods 2. extremely formal, stiff, or conventional: a starchy manner 3. stiffened with starch stand up for […]
noun, Astronomy. 1. a cloudlike patch of light on the celestial sphere, consisting of a multitude of stars.
noun, Astronomy. 1. a number of stars of common origin held together as a group by gravitational attraction. Compare globular cluster, open cluster, stellar association.
- Star connection
noun 1. a connection used in a polyphase electrical device or system of devices in which the windings each have one end connected to a common junction, the star point, and the other end to a separate terminal See also Y connection Compare delta connection