Definition of fructose noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fructose

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈfrʌktəʊs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfrʌktoʊs//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈfrʌktəʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfrʌktoʊz//
 
[uncountable](chemistry)
 
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a type of sugar found in fruit juice and honey Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Latin fructus ‘fruit’ + -ose.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fructose