Literally meaning: “sweet like”
γλυκός/glycos(=sweet, delightful,) as glycose, an older term for glucose .
Glucose was discovered in 1747 by German chemist Andreas Marrgraf (1709-1782), who isolated it in raisins. In 1838 French chemist Jean-Baptiste Dumas (1800-
1884) coined the term glucose and finally the structure of molecule was identified by German chemist and recipient of the Nobel Prize Emil Fischer (1852–1919).
Glucose (C6H12O6), also is a simple sugar (monosaccharite). Glucose is a major source of energy for most cells and the main products of photosynthesis.