Definition of dextrose noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dextrose

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdekstrəʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdekstroʊz//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈdekstrəʊs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdekstroʊs//
 
[uncountable](chemistry)
 
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a form of glucose (= a type of natural sugar) Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Latin dexter, dextr- ‘on the right’ + -ose.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dextrose