Definition of laevulose in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈliːvjʊləʊz/
Pronunciation: /ˈliːvjʊləʊs/
(US levulose)


Another term for fructose.
Example sentences
  • Another common monosaccharide is fructose (sometimes called laevulose), also naturally present in plants, and abundant in honey.
  • Fructose, aka levulose, found naturally in fruits and, to a lesser extent, vegetables, is the sweetest of all sugars.
  • Bacteria metabolize levulose to acidic byproducts which then promotes excretion of ammonia in the feces as ammonium ions, NH 4 +.

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