a crystalline monosaccharide found in sweet fruits and in honey; fruit sugar; levulose
Origin of fructosefrom Classical Latin fructus, fruit + -ose
A very sweet monosaccharide sugar, C6H12O6, occurring in many fruits and in honey, and used as a preservative for foodstuffs and as an intravenous nutrient. Also called fruit sugar . Also called levulose .
Origin of fructoseLatin frūctus fruit ; see fruit . -ose 2
From Latin fructus (“fruit”) + -ose (“sugar”) (derivation of sucrose).