sucrose


su·crose

noun \ˈsü-ˌkrōs, -ˌkrōz\

: a type of sugar that is found in most plants

Full Definition of SUCROSE

:  a sweet crystalline dextrorotatory disaccharide sugar C12H22O11 that occurs naturally in most plants and is obtained commercially especially from sugarcane or sugar beets

Origin of SUCROSE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from French sucre sugar
First Known Use: 1857

su·crose

noun \ˈsü-ˌkrōs, -ˌkrōz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUCROSE

: a sweet crystalline dextrorotatory nonreducing disaccharide sugar C12H22O11 that occurs naturally in most plants and is obtained commercially especially from sugarcane or sugar beets

sucrose

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Organic compound, colourless, sweet-tasting crystals that dissolve in water. Sucrose (CHO) is a disaccharide; hydrolysis, by the enzyme invertase, yields “invert sugar” (so called because the hydrolysis results in an inversion of the rotation of plane polarized light), a 50:50 mixture of fructose and glucose, its two constituent monosaccharides. Sucrose occurs naturally in sugarcane, sugar beets, sugar-maple sap, dates, and honey. It is produced commercially in large amounts (especially from sugarcane and sugar beets) and is used almost entirely as food. See also sugar.

Variants of SUCROSE

sucrose or table sugar

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