follow Dictionary.com

Hone in vs. home in? What's the difference?

blood sugar

noun
1.
glucose in the blood.
2.
the quantity or percentage of glucose in the blood.
Origin of blood sugar
1925-1930
1925-30
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for blood sugar
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The blood sugar and protein determinations fell into the pattern they had originally expected for a creature of this type.

    Star Surgeon Alan Nourse
  • Still other people seem to be especially sensitive to only moderate changes in their blood sugar levels.

  • Lots of theories—enzymes, blood sugar, endocrine balance, what have you—but no proof.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • Just as the liver regulates the supply of blood sugar, so it regulates the supply of nitrogenous compounds in the blood.

    Encyclopedia of Diet Eugene Christian
  • The percentage of blood sugar is also greatly increased by the same causes.

British Dictionary definitions for blood sugar

blood sugar

noun
1.
(med) the glucose concentration in the blood: the normal fasting value is between 3.9 and 5.6 mmol/l
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
blood sugar in Medicine

blood sugar n.

  1. See glucose.

  2. The concentration of glucose in the blood, measured in milligrams of glucose per 100 milliliters of blood.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
blood sugar in Science
blood sugar  
Sugar in the form of glucose in the blood. The concentration of blood sugar is measured in milligrams of glucose per 100 milliliters of blood.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for blood sugar

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for blood

8
10
Scrabble Words With Friends