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fruc•tose



Pronunciation: (fruk'tōs, frook'-, frOOk'-), [key]
n.
Chem., Pharm.a yellowish to white, crystalline, water-soluble, levorotatory ketose sugar, C6H12O6, sweeter than sucrose, occurring in invert sugar, honey, and a great many fruits: used in foodstuffs and in medicine chiefly in solution as an intravenous nutrient. Also called levulose, fruit sugar.

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