levulose

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

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levulose (plural levuloses)

  1. (biochemistry) D-fructose, the left-rotating stereoisomer of fructose

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This is not L-fructose despite being named that way, it is D-fructose, due to the origins of stereochemistry and sugar research

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