Definition of fructose in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfrəkˌtōs/
Pronunciation: /ˈfrəkˌtōz/


A hexose sugar found especially in honey and fruit.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: fruc·tose

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