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

 

glucose

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡluːkəʊs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡluːkoʊs//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈɡluːkəʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡluːkoʊz//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a simple type of sugar that is an important energy source in living things and which is a part of many carbohydrates Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from French, from Greek gleukos ‘sweet wine’, related to glukus ‘sweet’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: glucose