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[mass noun] The dextrorotatory form of glucose (and the predominant naturally occurring form).
- ‘For carbs, take in pure glucose or dextrose (without the maltodextrin).’
- ‘We can find no literature to construct a hypothesis of nutritional difference between dextrose and sucrose when fed to lactating dairy cows.’
- ‘Fast-digesting carbs such as dextrose, maltodextrin or Vitargo will boost insulin and blunt cortisol release, putting you in an ideal anabolic state.’
- ‘Having extracted the sugary nectar from flowers, bees use enzymes in their saliva to split the sucrose into dextrose and fructose.’
- ‘This is due to the fact that creatine as well as the simple sugars found in today's creatine formulas, such as dextrose and maltodextrin, have a comparatively high osmolality rate.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin dexter, dextr- on the right + -ose.
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