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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

fruct(i)- Also fructo-.

Fruit; fructose.

[Latin fructus, fruit.]

An insect or animal that is fructivorous eats fruit; to fructify is to make something fruitful or to bear fruit. Fructose is fruit sugar, so called because it is found in fruit juices as well as in honey; several terms relate to its presence in the body: fructokinase is an enzyme involved in its metabolism; fructosemia is the presence of fructose in the blood; and fructosuria is similarly its presence in the urine.

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