Medical Dictionary


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

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
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