grape sugar
Dextrose Dex"trose` (d[e^]ks"tr[=o]s`), n. [See {Dexter}.] (Chem.) A sirupy, or white crystalline, variety of sugar, {C6H12O6} (so called from turning the plane of polarization to the right), occurring in many ripe fruits, and also called {glucose}. Dextrose and levulose are obtained by the inversion of cane sugar or sucrose, and hence the mixture is called called invert sugar. Dextrose is chiefly obtained by the action of heat and acids on starch, and hence called also {starch sugar}. It is also formed from starchy food by the action of the amylolytic ferments of saliva and pancreatic juice. [1913 Webster]

Note: The solid products are known to the trade as {grape sugar}; the sirupy products as {glucose}, or {mixing sirup}. These are harmless, but are only about half as sweet as cane sugar or sucrose.


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  • Grape sugar — Sugar Sug ar, n. [OE. sugre, F. sucre (cf. It. zucchero, Sp. az[ u]car), fr. Ar. sukkar, assukkar, fr. Skr. [,c]arkar[=a] sugar, gravel; cf. Per. shakar. Cf. {Saccharine}, {Sucrose}.] 1. A sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystalline substance,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grape sugar — Grape Grape, n. [OF. grape, crape, bunch or cluster of grapes, F. grappe, akin to F. grappin grapnel, hook; fr. OHG. chrapfo hook, G. krapfen, akin to E. cramp. The sense seems to have come from the idea of clutching. Cf. {Agraffe}, {Cramp},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grape sugar — grāp n DEXTROSE …   Medical dictionary

  • grape sugar — n. GLUCOSE …   English World dictionary

  • grape sugar — Glucose Glu cose , n. [Gr. ? sweet. Cf. {Glycerin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A variety of sugar occurring in nature very abundantly, as in ripe grapes, and in honey, and produced in great quantities from starch, etc., by the action of heat and acids.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grape sugar — gliukozė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Aldoheksozė. formulė C₆H₁₂O₆ santrumpa( os) Glc atitikmenys: angl. blood sugar; corn sugar; dextrose; glucose; grape sugar rus. виноградный сахар; глюкоза; декстроза ryšiai: sinonimas – vynuogių… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • grape sugar — gliukozė statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Dažniausias gamtoje angliavandenis (C₆H₁₂O₆) – bespalviai kristalai, gerai tirpstantys vandenyje. Svarbiausias visų organizmų energijos šaltinis. atitikmenys: angl. blood sugar; corn… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • grape sugar — grape′ sug ar n. chem. dextrose …   From formal English to slang

  • grape-sugar — n. Glucose, starch sugar, diabetic sugar …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • grape sugar — noun Date: 1831 dextrose …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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