fruit sugar
Levulose Lev"u*lose` (l[e^]v"[-u]*l[=o]s`), n. [See {Levo-}.] (Chem.) A sirupy variety of sugar, rarely obtained crystallized, occurring widely in honey, ripe fruits, etc., and hence called also {fruit sugar}; also called {fructose}. Chemical formula: {C6H12O6}. It is called levulose, because it rotates the plane of polarization of light to the left, in contrast to {dextrose}, the other product of the hydrolysis of sucrose. [Written also {l[ae]vulose}.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

Note: It is obtained, together with an equal quantity of dextrose, by the inversion of ordinary cane or beet sugar, and hence, as being an ingredient of invert sugar, is often so called. It is fermentable, nearly as sweet as cane sugar, and is metameric with dextrose. Cf. {Dextrose}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Fruit sugar — Fruit Fruit, n. [OE. fruit, frut, F. fruit, from L. fructus enjoyment, product, fruit, from frui, p. p. fructus, to enjoy; akin to E. brook, v. t. See {Brook}, v. t., and cf. {Fructify}, {Frugal}.] 1. Whatever is produced for the nourishment or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fruit sugar — Sugar Sug ar, n. [OE. sugre, F. sucre (cf. It. zucchero, Sp. az[ u]car), fr. Ar. sukkar, assukkar, fr. Skr. [,c]arkar[=a] sugar, gravel; cf. Per. shakar. Cf. {Saccharine}, {Sucrose}.] 1. A sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystalline substance,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fruit sugar — n FRUCTOSE (2) * * * fructose …   Medical dictionary

  • fruit sugar — n. FRUCTOSE …   English World dictionary

  • fruit sugar — fruktozė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Ketoheksozė. formulė HOCH₂C(=O)(CHOH)₃CH₂OH santrumpa( os) Fru atitikmenys: angl. fructose; fruit sugar; laevulose; levulose rus. левулоза; плодовый сахар; фруктоза ryšiai: sinonimas – levuliozė… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • fruit sugar — fruit′ sug ar n. chem. fructose • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • fruit sugar — fructose, sugar present in fruits and honey …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fruit sugar — noun a simple sugar found in honey and in many ripe fruits • Syn: ↑fructose, ↑levulose, ↑laevulose • Hypernyms: ↑ketohexose …   Useful english dictionary

  • fruit sugar — noun Date: circa 1872 fructose 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fruit sugar — Chem. fructose. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

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