- Chemistry, Pharmacology. 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.
- a white crystalline water-soluble sugar occurring in honey and many fruits. Formula: C 6 H 12 O 6Also called: laevulose, fruit sugar
sugar found in fruit, 1864, coined in English from Latin fructus (see ) + chemical suffix -ose.
- A very sweet sugar occurring in many fruits and honey and used as a preservative for foodstuffs and as an intravenous nutrient.fruit sugar levulose
- A simple sugar (monosaccharide) found in honey, many fruits, and some vegetables. Fructose linked to glucose is the structure of table sugar, or sucrose. Fructose is an important source of energy for cellular processes. Chemical formula: C6H12O6.