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Definition of "dextrose" [dex•trose]

  • The dextrorotatory form of glucose, C6H12O6·H2O, found naturally in animal and plant tissue and derived synthetically from starch. Also called dextroglucose. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dextrose" in a sentence
  • "Since dextrose is a form of sugar, this makes complete sense."
  • "Simple carbohydrates that contain only one sugar unit are monosaccharides and include glucose sometimes called dextrose, fructose, and galactose."
  • "The simplest simple carbohydrates are glucose (sometimes called dextrose), fructose (also called fruit sugar), and galactose (a part of milk sugar)."