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[glahy-see-mee-uh] /glaɪˈsi mi ə/
noun, Medicine/Medical
the presence of glucose in the blood.
Origin of glycemia
1900-05; glyc- + -emia
Related forms
glycemic, glycaemic, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for glycemic
  • The glycemic index of a food is also higher when it is cooked.
  • Healthy heart, low-glycemic and vegetarian diet menu options are also available.
  • Brown rice also has a lower glycemic index than white rice, which means it doesn't cause blood glucose levels to rise as rapidly.
  • Nutritionists refer to such foods as having a high glycemic index.
  • They often have a low glycemic index, which means they don't raise blood sugar and insulin levels as quickly as processed foods.
Word Origin and History for glycemic

1923, from glycemia (also glycaemia), 1901, from glyco- + -emia.

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glycemic in Medicine

glycemia gly·ce·mi·a (glī-sē'mē-ə)
The presence of glucose in the blood.

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