Galactose vs Fructose - What's the difference?

galactose | fructose |


As nouns the difference between galactose and fructose

is that galactose is (carbohydrate) a monosaccharide found, along with lactose, in dairy products, and is synthesized by the body where it is found associated with glycolipids and glycoproteins while fructose is .

galactose

Noun

  • (carbohydrate) A monosaccharide found, along with lactose, in dairy products, and is synthesized by the body where it is found associated with glycolipids and glycoproteins.
  • Derived terms

    * galactomannan

    fructose

    Noun

    (-)
  • (carbohydrate) A monosaccharide ketose sugar, formula C6H12O6.
  • Synonyms

    * fruit sugar

    Hyponyms

    * , laevulose, levulose * D-fructose * L-fructose * levoglucose

    Hypernyms

    * ketohexose * hexose * monosaccharide

    Derived terms

    * fructose syrup