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fructose

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

Medical Definition of fructose

  1. 1:  an optically active sugar C6H12O6 that differs from glucose in having a ketonic rather than an aldehydic carbonyl group

  2. 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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