sucrose

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noun su·crose \ˈsü-ˌkrōs, -ˌkrōz\

Definition of sucrose

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

Origin and Etymology of sucrose

International Scientific Vocabulary, from French sucre sugar


First Known Use: 1857


SUCROSE Defined for English Language Learners

sucrose

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noun su·crose \ˈsü-ˌkrōs, -ˌkrōz\

Definition of sucrose for English Language Learners

  • : a type of sugar that is found in most plants


SUCROSE Defined for Kids

sucrose

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noun su·crose \ˈsü-ˌkrōs\

Definition of sucrose for Students

  1. :  a sweet usually crystalline substance found in many plants that is obtained especially from sugarcane and sugar beets for use in sweetening foods and beverages


Medical Dictionary

sucrose

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noun su·crose \ˈsü-ˌkrōs, -ˌkrōz\

Medical Definition of sucrose

  1. :  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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