fructose

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of fructose

International Scientific Vocabulary fruct- (from Latin fructus fruit) + 2-ose


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fructose

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Definition of fructose for English Language Learners

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


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fructose

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

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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