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levulose

Definition:

a simple sugar found in honey and in many ripe fruits

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plural:

levuloses

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

C6H12O6 [chemical formula] | fructose | fruit sugar | laevulose [British spelling]

Etymology:

Blend of laevus, l, and -ose (latin for "left" + connector "l" + sugar) (left...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Fructose | fruit sugar | fruit sugar,[1] levulose,[2] D-fructofuranose [synonym] | D-fructose [synonym] | D-arabino-hexulose [synonym] | C6H12O6 [chemical formula]

a simple monosaccharide found in many plants, which is also similar to sucrose. It's one of the three dietary monosaccharides, along with glucose and galactose, that are absorbed directly into the bloodstream during digestion. Fructose was discovered... (37 of 6387 words, 10 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Fructose

Collins Dictionary:

fructose | laevulose [synonym] | fruit sugar [synonym] | C6H12O6 [chemical formula] | levulose [chemistry, synonym]

a white crystalline water-soluble sugar occurring in honey and many fruits. (11 of 389 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/fructose

Columbia Encyclopedia:

fructose | levulose | fruit sugar | C6H12O6 [chemical formula]

simple sugar found in honey and in the fruit and other parts of plants. It's much sweeter than sucrose (cane sugar). It's best obtained by hydrolysis ... (26 of 158 words, pronunciations)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0819790​.html

Merriam-Webster:

fructose | fruit sugar [sense-specific] | levulose [sense-specific] | C6H12O6 [chemical formula, sense-specific]

a crystalline sugar .. sweeter and more soluble than glucose | the very sweet levorotatory "d" -form of fructose that occurs especially in fruit ... (23 of 68 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/fructose

Random House Dictionary:

fructose [chemistry, pharmacology] | levulose [synonym] | fruit sugar [synonym] | C6H12O6 [chemical formula]

a yellowish to white, crystalline, water-soluble, levorotatory ketose sugar sweeter than sucrose, occurring in invert sugar, honey, and a great many ... (21 of 49 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/fructose

American Heritage Dictionary:

fructose | fruit sugar | levulose | C6H12O6 [chemical formula]

A very sweet sugar, ..., occurring in many fruits and honey and used as a preservative for foodstuffs and as an intravenous nutrient. (23 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fructose

Wiktionary:

levulose [biochemistry] | levuloses [plural] | lævulose | laevulose | levoglucose [synonym] | D-fructose [synonym] | D-Fructose [synonym] | laevuloses [biochemistry, plural] | fructose [type of] | ...

D-fructose, the left-rotating stereoisomer of fructose (6 of 31 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/levulose

Oxford Dictionary:

levulose | laevulose [British]

Syllabification: (lev·u·lose) | [chemistry] | another term for "fructose". (7 of 28 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/levulose

New World Dictionary:

fructose | fruit sugar | levulose

a crystalline monosaccharide found in sweet fruits and in honey; fruit sugar; levulose (13 of 22 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fructose

Britannica Encyclopedia:

fructose [chemical compound]

a member of a group of carbohydrates known as simple sugars, or monosaccharides. Fructose, along with glucose, occurs in fruits, honey, and syrups; it ... (24 of 59 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/220981​/fructose

Macmillan British Dictionary:

fructose [uncountable, biology]

a type of sugar found in some fruits and honey (10 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/fructose

Cambridge Dictionary:

fructose

a type of sugar found in honey and many fruits (10 of 15 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/fructose

Encarta Dictionary:

fructose | C6H12O6 [chemical formula] | fruit sugar [biochemistry] | levulose [biochemistry]

a simple sugar found in fruits and honey (8 of 36 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861673530​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

levulose [biochemistry] | levuloses [plural] | lævulose | laevulose

Origin: Blend of laevus, l, and -ose (latin for "left" + connector "l" + sugar) (left sugar)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/levulose

Merriam-Webster:

levulose

First use: 1871

Origin: International Scientific Vocabulary, irregular from lev- + -ose

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/levulose

New World Dictionary:

levulose

Origin: levo- + -ule + "-ose": so called because levorotatory

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/levulose

American Heritage Dictionary:

levulose

Origin: "levo-" + "-ule" + "-ose" [entry 2].

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/levulose

Collins Dictionary:

laevulose

First use: 19th century

Origin: from laevo- + -ule + -ose2

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/laevulose

Encarta Dictionary:

levulose [biochemistry]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: levo- + -ule

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861696415​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

levulose

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laevulose

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "laevulose"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

levulose

Audio: North American pronunciation of "levulose"

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YourDictionary Audio:

levulose

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "levulose" by speech synthesizer

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Collins Dictionary:

laevulose

Audio: British English pronunciation of "laevulose"

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