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(Elements & Compounds) another name for fructose
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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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