fructose

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a sugar with six carbon atoms, which together with glucose forms sucrose.

Food

  • One of the three common monosaccharides found in fruit and with a sweetening power greater than glucose or sucrose (cane or beet sugar).
  • One of the sugars in corn syrup

Medical

  • noun fruit sugar found in honey and some fruit, which together with glucose forms sucrose

Wine

  • one of the two main naturally occurring sugars in fruit, including grapes. It reacts during fermentation to form alcohol and esters that provide most of the body and flavour of wine.
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