Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A very sweet sugar, C6H12O6, occurring in many fruits and honey and used as a preservative for foodstuffs and as an intravenous nutrient. Also called fruit sugar, levulose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A monosaccharide ketose sugar, formula C6H12O6.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Fruit sugar; levulose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., sugar of fruit, or levulose (C6H12O6).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a simple sugar found in honey and in many ripe fruits

Etymologies

Latin frūctus, fruit; see fruit + -ose2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin fructus ("fruit") + -ose ("sugar") (derivation of sucrose). (Wiktionary)

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  • Someone doesn't like fructose....

    September 19, 2009

  • Brackets!!

    *giggle*

    How often do you see those three words strung together? Honestly, now?

    September 19, 2009

  • Gah, fart tag overload.

    September 19, 2009