fructolysis

noun
fruc·​tol·​y·​sis | \ ˌfrəkˈtäləsə̇s, fru̇k-, frük- \
plural fructolyses\ -​ləˌsēz \

Definition of fructolysis

: the breakdown of fructose especially in the metabolism of stored sperm

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History and Etymology for fructolysis

New Latin, from Latin fructus fruit + New Latin -o- + -lysis

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“Fructolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fructolysis. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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