Dextrose meaning

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The naturally-occurring dextrorotatory form of glucose monosaccharide molecule.
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The dextrorotatory form of glucose, C6 H12 O6 · H2 O, the naturally occurring form of glucose found in all organisms.
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The dextrorotatory form of glucose, C6 H12 O6 · H2 O, the naturally occurring form of glucose found in all organisms.
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A right-handed form of glucose found in plants and animals and in human blood, and made by the hydrolysis of starch with acids or enzymes.
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The dextrorotatory form of glucose, C6 H12 O6 · H2 O, the naturally occurring form of glucose found in all organisms.
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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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Origin of dextrose

  • dextr(ogluc)ose
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • dextr(ogluc)ose
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • dextro- +‎ -ose (right sugar)
    From Wiktionary