Definition of laevulose in English:

laevulose

(US levulose)

noun

Chemistry
  • another term for fructose
    • ‘Fructose, aka levulose, found naturally in fruits and, to a lesser extent, vegetables, is the sweetest of all sugars.’
    • ‘Bacteria metabolize levulose to acidic byproducts which then promotes excretion of ammonia in the feces as ammonium ions, NH 4 +.’
    • ‘Another common monosaccharide is fructose (sometimes called laevulose), also naturally present in plants, and abundant in honey.’

Pronunciation:

laevulose

/ˈliːvjʊləʊz//ˈliːvjʊləʊs/