Definitions

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  • n. A sweet amorphous deliquescent substance obtained indirectly from benzene, and isometric with dextrose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sweet amorphous deliquescent substance obtained indirectly from benzene, and isometric with, and resembling, dextrose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An amorphous, deliquescent, easily soluble compound, C6H12O6, made by the electrolysis of a mixture of toluene, alcohol, and dilute sulphuric acid, or by the action of soda on the addition-product of benzene and hypochlorous acid. It has a sweet taste and reduces Fehling's solution, but is not fermentable.

Etymologies

Blend of phenyl and dextrose (Wiktionary)

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