Definition of Levulose

1. Noun. A simple sugar found in honey and in many ripe fruits.

Exact synonyms: Fructose, Fruit Sugar, Laevulose
Generic synonyms: Ketohexose

Definition of Levulose

1. n. A sirupy variety of sugar, rarely obtained crystallized, occurring widely in honey, ripe fruits, etc., and hence called also fruit sugar. It is called levulose, because it rotates the plane of polarization to the left.

Definition of Levulose

1. Noun. (carbohydrates) D-fructose, the left-rotating stereoisomer of fructose ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Levulose

1. a very sweet sugar [n -S]

Medical Definition of Levulose

1. A sirupy variety of sugar, rarely obtained crystallized, occurring widely in honey, ripe fruits, etc, and hence called also fruit sugar. It is called levulose, because it rotates the plane of polarization to the left. Alternative forms: laevulose]> It is obtained, together with an equal quantity of dextrose, by the inversion of ordinary cane or beet sugar, and hence, as being an ingredient of invert sugar, is often so called. It is fermentable, nearly as sweet as cane sugar, and is metameric with dextrose. Cf. Dextrose. See: Levo-. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Levulose

levotorsion
levoversion
levs
levulan
levulic acid
levulin
levulinate
levulinates
levulinic
levulinic acid
levulinic acids
levulins
levulosaemia
levulosan
levulosans
levulose (current term)
levuloses
levulosuria
levy
levy en masse
levying
levyne
levynite
lew
lewd
lewder
lewdest
lewdly
lewdness
lewdnesses

Literary usage of Levulose

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1. Chemical Pathology: Being a Discussion of General Pathology from the by Harry Gideon Wells (1914)
"In five of these levulose appears to have been the only sugar present. These persons showed a decreased tolerance for ingested levulose and ceased passing ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1896)
"ON THE ESTIMATION OF levulose IN HONEYS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES. BY HW WILEY. Received September 30, 1895. A SIMPLE optical method for the estimation of ..."

3. Diagnostic Methods, Chemical, Bacteriological and Microscopical: A Text-book by Ralph Waldo Webster (1920)
"levulose is found very widely distributed throughout the vegetable kingdom, especially in ... Honey is almost a pure levulose. It may be found in the urine, ..."

4. Food Inspection and Analysis: For the Use of Public Analysts, Health by Albert Ernest Leach (1920)
"levulose is formed with dextrose in the inversion of cane sugar (page 586), ... The specific rotary power of levulose varies with the temperature. ..."

5. Outlines of Industrial Chemistry: A Text-book for Students by Frank Hall Thorp, Warren Kendall Lewis (1916)
"levulose. is prepared by artificial inversion of cane sugar with mineral acids or invertase. Common honey is a mixture of dextrose, levulose, ..."

6. The School of Mines Quarterly by Columbia University School of Chemistry (1890)
"Other attempts to determine levulose and dextrose when in combination, ... Then the levulose may be destroyed by hydrochloric acid, according to ..."

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