Sucrose meaning

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A crystalline disaccharide of fructose and glucose, C12 H22 O11 , found in many plants but extracted as ordinary sugar mainly from sugar cane and sugar beets, widely used as a sweetener or preservative and in the manufacture of plastics and soaps.
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(chem.) A pure crystalline disaccharide extracted from sugar cane or sugar beets and consisting of glucose and fructose joined together in the molecule.
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A crystalline disaccharide of fructose and glucose, C12 H22 O11 , extracted chiefly from sugarcane and sugar beets and commonly known as table sugar.
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A crystalline sugar found in many plants, especially sugar cane, sugar beets, and sugar maple. It is used widely as a sweetener. Sucrose is a disaccharide composed of fructose and glucose. Also called table sugar. Chemical formula: C12H22O11.
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(biochemistry) A disaccharide with formula C12H22O11, consisting of two simple sugars, glucose and fructose; normal culinary sugar.
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Origin of sucrose

  • French sucre sugar sucrase –ose

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French sucre (“sugar"), derivation of Latin saccharum + -ose (“full of").

    From Wiktionary