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fructose

fructose

noun fruc·tose \ˈfrək-ˌtōs, ˈfrük-, ˈfrk-, -ˌtōz\

: a very sweet kind of sugar that is found in fruit juices and honey

Full Definition of FRUCTOSE

1
:  a crystalline sugar C6H12O6 sweeter and more soluble than glucose
2
:  the very sweet levorotatory d -form of fructose that occurs especially in fruit juices and honey —called also fruit sugar, levulose

Origin of FRUCTOSE

International Scientific Vocabulary fruct- (from Latin fructus fruit) + 2-ose
First Known Use: circa 1864

fructose

noun fruc·tose \ˈfrək-ˌtōs, ˈfrük-, ˈfrk-, -ˌtōz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FRUCTOSE

1
:  an optically active sugar C6H12O6 that differs from glucose in having a ketonic rather than an aldehydic carbonyl group
2
:  the very sweet soluble levorotatory D-form of fructose that occurs especially in fruit juices and honey—called also levulose

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