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simple sugar

noun, Chemistry
Origin of simple sugar
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • New study reveals how the simple sugar impedes recall.
  • For example, look up the chemistry that relates to the breakdown of the simple sugar glucose.
  • Carbohydrates are mainly sugars and starches that the body breaks down into glucose, a simple sugar that feeds the body's cells.
  • Enzymes are added to the mash to convert the starch to dextrose, a simple sugar.
  • simple sugar measurements were collected on a subset of these.
  • Glucose is a simple sugar that can be readily fermented into biofuel if it can be accessed.
  • The human body normally converts food to glucose, the simple sugar that is the main source of energy for the body's cells.
simple sugar in Medicine

simple sugar n.
See monosaccharide.

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simple sugar in Science
simple sugar  
See monosaccharide.
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