Chem. a pure crystalline disaccharide extracted from sugar cane or sugar beets and consisting of glucose and fructose joined together in the molecule
Origin of sucrosefrom French sucre, sugar + -ose
A crystalline disaccharide of fructose and glucose, C12H22O11, extracted chiefly from sugarcane and sugar beets and commonly known as table sugar. Also called saccharose .
Origin of sucroseFrench sucre sugar ; see sucrase. -ose 2