1. glucose

noun. ['ˈgluːˌkoʊs'] a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms; an important source of physiological energy.


  • dextrose
  • blood glucose
  • corn sugar
  • grape sugar
  • glucosamine
  • aldohexose
  • blood sugar

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Rhymes with Glucose

  • bellicose

How do you pronounce glucose?

Pronounce glucose as ˈgluˌkoʊs.

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Sentences with glucose

1. Noun, singular or mass
High levels of blood glucose can cause damage to blood vessels and body organs.

2. Adjective
If the level is high, she'll take a blood sample to check glucose levels.

3. Verb, base form
Like protein and glucose, your body breaks fats down into their primary components, such as fatty acids.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Insulin shuttles glucose from your blood into your cells for energy and into your muscles and liver for storage.