Definition of dextrose in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdɛkstrəʊz
, -s/


[mass noun] Chemistry
  • The dextrorotatory form of glucose (and the predominant naturally occurring form).
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    • Having extracted the sugary nectar from flowers, bees use enzymes in their saliva to split the sucrose into dextrose and fructose.
    • For carbs, take in pure glucose or dextrose (without the maltodextrin).
    • Fast-digesting carbs such as dextrose, maltodextrin or Vitargo will boost insulin and blunt cortisol release, putting you in an ideal anabolic state.


mid 19th century: from Latin dexter, dextr- 'on the right' + -ose2.

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