Definition of fructose in English:


Syllabification: fruc·tose
Pronunciation: /ˈfrəkˌtōs, ˈfro͝ok-, -ˌtōz


  • A hexose sugar found especially in honey and fruit.
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    • Invertase, for example, aids photosynthesis in vine leaves, by converting sucrose to the invert sugars fructose and glucose.
    • When sucrose is hydrolyzed the mixture of glucose and fructose is called invert sugar.
    • Glucose, sucrose and fructose are the major soluble sugars found in strawberry fruit.


mid 19th century: from Latin fructus 'fruit' + -ose2.

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