noun \ˈfrək-ˌtōs, ˈfrük-, ˈfrk-, -ˌtōz\

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

Full Definition of FRUCTOSE

:  a crystalline sugar C6H12O6 sweeter and more soluble than glucose
:  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


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

Medical Definition of FRUCTOSE

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


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Organic compound, one of the simple sugars (monosaccharides), chemical formula CHO. It occurs in fruits, honey, syrups (especially corn syrup), and certain vegetables, usually along with its isomer glucose. Fructose and glucose are the components of the disaccharide sucrose (table sugar); hydrolysis of sucrose yields invert sugar, a 50:50 mixture of fructose and glucose. The sweetest of the common sugars, fructose is used in foods and medicines.

Variants of FRUCTOSE

fructose or levulose or fruit sugar


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