sucrose

noun

su·​crose ˈsü-ˌkrōs How to pronounce sucrose (audio)
-ˌkrōz
: a sweet crystalline dextrorotatory disaccharide sugar C12H22O11 that occurs naturally in most plants and is obtained commercially especially from sugarcane or sugar beets

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Bees could access the sucrose without interacting with the balls at all. Grace Van Deelen, Scientific American, 27 Oct. 2022 Hummingbirds, which have the fastest metabolism of any animal and no time to spare to fuel their wingbeats, similarly feed on a mixture of pure glucose and sucrose. James Somers, The New Yorker, 25 Oct. 2022 There are three main types of sugar molecules—sucrose, glucose, and fructose—each with different moisture-retaining abilities. Shilpa Uskokovic, Bon Appétit, 28 June 2022 The taste derived from L-aspartyl-L-phenylalnine methyl ester, a dipeptide of amino acids that is 200 times sweeter than sucrose or table sugar. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Apr. 2022 The Moderna vaccine’s ingredients also include lipids (including PEG), tromethamine, tromethamine hydrochloride, acetic acid, sodium acetate and sucrose. Julie Washington, cleveland, 13 Aug. 2021 The Moderna vaccine’s ingredients also include lipids (including PEG), tromethamine, tromethamine hydrochloride, acetic acid, sodium acetate and sucrose. Julie Washington, cleveland, 13 Aug. 2021 The Moderna vaccine’s ingredients also include lipids (including PEG), tromethamine, tromethamine hydrochloride, acetic acid, sodium acetate and sucrose. Julie Washington, cleveland, 13 Aug. 2021 As the name implies, a defining characteristic of this genus is the ability to oxidize organic carbon sources like sucrose, glucose, and ethanol into acetic acid, which is known for its antimicrobial properties. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 24 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, from French sucre sugar

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sucrose was in 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Sucrose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sucrose. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

sucrose

noun

su·​crose ˈsü-ˌkrōs How to pronounce sucrose (audio)
: a sweet sugar obtained especially from sugarcane or sugar beets

Medical Definition

sucrose

noun

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

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