Definition of Fructose

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

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



Definition of Fructose

1. n. Fruit sugar; levulose.

Definition of Fructose

1. Noun. (carbohydrates) A monosaccharide ketose sugar, formula C6H12O6. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fructose

1. a sugar found in various fruits [n -S]

Medical Definition of Fructose

1. A 6 carbon sugar (hexose) abundant in plants. Fructose has its reducing group (carbonyl) at C2 and thus is a ketose, in contrast to glucose that has its carbonyl at C1 and thus an aldose. Sucrose, common table sugar, is the nonreducing disaccharide formed by an alpha linkage from C1 of glucose to C2 of fructose (latter in furanose form). Fructose is a component of polysaccharides such as inulin, levan. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fructose

fructofuranoses
fructofuranoside
fructofuranosides
fructokinase
fructokinases
fructolysis
fructooligosaccharide
fructooligosaccharides
fructopyranose
fructopyranoses
fructopyranoside
fructopyranosides
fructosaemia
fructosamine
fructosan
fructose (current term)
fructose-6-phosphate phosphoketolase
fructose-bisphosphatase
fructose-bisphosphate aldolase
fructose-diphosphate aldolase
fructose 1-phosphate
fructose 6-phosphate
fructose intolerance
fructose permease
fructosediphosphates
fructoses
fructoside
fructosuria
fructosyl-
fructosyl aminocaproate-oxygen oxidoreductase

Literary usage of Fructose

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1915)
"We have also obtained the fructose ... Therefore we would name, according to the rule previously proposed,1 d-fructose ..."

2. A Handbook of Sugar Analysis: A Practical and Descriptive Treatise for Use by Charles Albert Browne (1912)
"d-fructose is fermented in the same manner as d-glucose by various yeasts, moulds and bacteria. Yeast produces about the same yield of alcohol and carbon ..."

3. A Textbook of Organic Chemistry by Joseph Scudder Chamberlain (1921)
"Because it is found widely distributed in fruits, where it is usually associated with glucose, it is known as fructose, and also as fruit-sugar. ..."

4. A Handbook of Sugar Analysis: A Practical and Descriptive Treatise for Use by Charles Albert Browne (1912)
"The alcoholic fermentation of fructose by means of the enzyme zymase has been accomplished by Buchner in the same manner as for glucose. d-fructose ..."

5. Organic Agricultural Chemistry (the Chemistry of Plants and Animals): A by Joseph Scudder Chamberlain (1916)
"In the decomposition of cane sugar by enzymes or by boiling with acids not only glucose but also fructose is formed, and in equal molecular amounts, ..."

6. A Handbook of Sugar Analysis: A Practical and Descriptive Treatise for Use by Charles Albert Browne (1912)
"d-fructose is fermented in the same manner as d-glucose by various, yeasts, moulds and bacteria. Yeast produces about the same yield of alcohol and carbon ..."

7. Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics by Herbert Swift Carter, Paul Edward Howe, Howard Harris Mason (1921)
"Invert sugar, a mixture of equal parts of glucose and fructose, is seldom sold as such. It is found in ripe fruits and vegetables, ..."

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