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TOU

meaning: sugar

砂糖 == satou == (noun) sugar
血糖 == kettou == (noun) blood sugar


Left radical is 'rice' (米). Right is 'Tang China' (唐), which acts phonetically to express 'dry/heat'. Thus, 'heated rice', which originally referred to a type of sweet; now it means 'sugar' specifically. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Rice from Tang China looks like sugar.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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