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Glucose vs. Dextrose

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  • Glucose (noun)

    A simple cellular metabolism.

  • Dextrose (noun)

    The naturally-occurring dextrorotatory form of glucose monosaccharide molecule.

Wiktionary
  • Glucose (noun)

    a simple sugar which is an important energy source in living organisms and is a component of many carbohydrates.

  • Glucose (noun)

    a syrup containing glucose and other sugars, made by hydrolysis of starch and used in the food industry.

  • Dextrose (noun)

    the dextrorotatory form of glucose (and the predominant naturally occurring form).

Oxford Dictionary
  • Glucose (noun)

    A variety of sugar occurring in nature very abundantly, as in ripe grapes, and in honey, and produced in great quantities from starch, etc., by the action of heat and acids. It is only about half as sweet as cane sugar. Called also dextrose, grape sugar, diabetic sugar, and starch sugar. See Dextrose.

  • Glucose (noun)

    Any one of a large class of sugars, isometric with glucose proper, and including levulose, galactose, etc.

  • Glucose (noun)

    The trade name of a sirup, obtained as an uncrystallizable reside in the manufacture of glucose proper, and containing, in addition to some dextrose or glucose, also maltose, dextrin, etc. It is used as a cheap adulterant of sirups, beers, etc.

  • Dextrose (noun)

    A sirupy, or white crystalline, variety of sugar, C6H12O6 (so called from turning the plane of polarization to the right), occurring in many ripe fruits, and also called glucose. Dextrose and levulose are obtained by the inversion of cane sugar or sucrose, and hence the mixture is called called invert sugar. Dextrose is chiefly obtained by the action of heat and acids on starch, and hence called also starch sugar. It is also formed from starchy food by the action of the amylolytic ferments of saliva and pancreatic juice.

Webster Dictionary
  • Glucose (noun)

    a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms; an important source of physiological energy

  • Dextrose (noun)

    an isomer of glucose that is found in honey and sweet fruits

Princeton's WordNet

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