Definition of fructose in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfrəkˌtōs/ /ˈfrəkˌtoʊs/ /ˈfrəkˌtōz/ /ˈfrəkˌtoʊz/

Translate fructose into Spanish


  • A hexose sugar found especially in honey and fruit.

    ‘Invertase, for example, aids photosynthesis in vine leaves, by converting sucrose to the invert sugars fructose and glucose.’
    • ‘When sucrose is hydrolyzed the mixture of glucose and fructose is called invert sugar.’
    • ‘Glucose, sucrose and fructose are the major soluble sugars found in strawberry fruit.’
    • ‘The procedure is based on the cleavage of sucrose by invertase to glucose and fructose.’
    • ‘Glucose and fructose, two sugars found in fruits and vegetables, are monosaccharides.’


Mid 19th century from Latin fructus ‘fruit’+ -ose.