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invert sugar

invert sugar

noun

Definition of INVERT SUGAR

:  a mixture of dextrose and levulose found in fruits or produced artificially by the inversion of sucrose

First Known Use of INVERT SUGAR

1880

invert sugar

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INVERT SUGAR

:  a mixture of D-glucose and D-fructose that is sweeter than sucrose, that occurs naturally in fruits and honey, that is usually made commercially from a solution of cane sugar by hydrolysis (as with acid), and that is used chiefly as a difficultly crystallizable syrup in foods and in medicine

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