sucrose

noun
su·​crose | \ ˈsü-ˌkrōs How to pronounce sucrose (audio) , -ˌkrōz \

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

Examples of sucrose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Pfizer vaccine’s ingredients also include lipids (including PEG), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium, phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate 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, 10 Aug. 2021 The Moderna vaccine ingredient list is similar with mRNA, lipids, tromethamine, tromethamine hydrochloride, acetic acid, sodium acetate trihydrate, and sucrose. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 18 May 2021 Sorbitol is a type of sugar, but unlike glucose or sucrose, sorbitol is absorbed into the blood slowly and doesn’t cause a spike in blood sugar. Rachel Boller, chicagotribune.com, 18 Apr. 2021 The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine ingredient list includes mRNA, lipids, potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 18 May 2021 The sucrose contained in the nectar provides the energy boost hummingbirds need to remain healthy and strong. Megan Oster, chicagotribune.com, 24 Mar. 2021 Many of those here and in neighboring Belle Glade work in Big Sugar fields and factories: planting, harvesting, and packing sucrose to feed Florida’s $3 billion industry. Olivia Goldhill, STAT, 4 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of sucrose

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sucrose

International Scientific Vocabulary, from French sucre sugar

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The first known use of sucrose was in 1857

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18 Sep 2021

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“Sucrose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sucrose. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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sucrose

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sucrose

: a type of sugar that is found in most plants

sucrose

noun
su·​crose | \ ˈsü-ˌkrōs How to pronounce sucrose (audio) \

Kids Definition of sucrose

: 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

sucrose

noun
su·​crose | \ ˈsü-ˌkrōs, -ˌkrōz How to pronounce sucrose (audio) \

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

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