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 for Levulose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Levulose \Lev"u*lose`\ (l[e^]v"[-u]*l[=o]s`), n. [See Levo-.]
     A sirupy variety of sugar, rarely obtained crystallized,
     occurring widely in honey, ripe fruits, etc., and hence
     called also fruit sugar; also called fructose. Chemical
     formula: C6H12O6. It is called levulose, because it rotates
     the plane of polarization of light to the left, in contrast
     to dextrose, the other product of the hydrolysis of
     sucrose. [Written also laevulose.]
     [1913 Webster +PJC]
     Note: It is obtained, together with an equal quantity of
           dextrose, by the inversion of ordinary cane or beet
           sugar, and hence, as being an ingredient of invert
           sugar, is often so called. It is fermentable, nearly as
           sweet as cane sugar, and is metameric with dextrose.
           Cf. Dextrose.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a simple sugar found in honey and in many ripe fruits [syn:
           fructose, fruit sugar, levulose, laevulose]

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