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A very sweet monosaccharide sugar, C6H12O6, occurring in many fruits and in honey, and used as a preservative for foodstuffs and as an intravenous nutrient. Also called fruit sugar, levulose.
[Latin frūctus, fruit; see fruit + -ose.]
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fructose(ˈfrʌktəʊs; -təʊz; ˈfrʊk-)
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline water-soluble sugar occurring in honey and many fruits. Formula: C6H12O6. Also called: laevulose or fruit sugar
[C19: from Latin frūctus fruit + -ose2]
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fruc•tose(ˈfrʌk toʊs, ˈfrʊk-, ˈfruk-)
a crystalline, water-soluble, levorotatory ketose sugar, C6H12O6, sweeter than sucrose, occurring in invert sugar, honey, and many fruits: chiefly used in foodstuffs.
[1860–65; < Latin frūct(us) fruit]
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A simple sugar found in honey, many fruits, and some vegetables. Fructose is similar to glucose, is sweeter than table sugar, and is an important source of energy for cellular processes.
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(or levulose) A source of energy found in sweet fruits. See monosaccharides.
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fructose[ˈfrʊktəʊz] n → fructose m
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fructose[ˈfrʌktəʊs] n → fruttosio
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n. fructosa, azúcar de frutas; lebulosa;
___ intolerance → intolerancia a la ___.
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