fructose: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fruk'tōs, frook'-, frk'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a yellowish to white, crystalline, water-soluble, levorotatory ketose sugar, CHO, sweeter than sucrose, occurring in invert sugar, honey, and a great many fruits: used in foodstuffs and in medicine chiefly in solution as an intravenous nutrient. Also called
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