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high-fructose corn syrup

noun
variants: or high fructose corn syrup

medical Definition of high-fructose corn syrup

:a modified corn syrup that has an increased amount of fructose made from the enzymatic conversion of glucose and that is used widely as a sweetener
  • The corn lobby disputes it, but nutritionists have long singled out the high-fructose corn syrup used to sweeten soft drinks as one of the reasons so many U.S. kids are overweight.
  • —David BjerklieTime8 Aug. 2005

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