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levulose


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.  It  is  called  levulose,  because  it 
  rotates  the  plane  of  polarization  to  the  left  [Written  also 
  {l[ae]vulose}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  levulose 
  n  :  a  simple  sugar  found  in  honey  and  in  many  ripe  fruits  [syn: 
  {fructose},  {fruit  sugar},  {laevulose}] 




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