Etymology
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glucose (n.)

name of a group of sugars (in commercial use, "sugar-syrup from starch"), 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" (see gluco-). It first was obtained from grape sugar. Related: Glucosic.

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Definitions of glucose

glucose (n.)
a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms; an important source of physiological energy;
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