a mixture of the dextrorotatory forms of glucose and fructose, formed naturally in fruits and produced artificially in syrups or fondants by treating cane sugar with acids.
Origin of invert sugar
First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for invert sugar
/ (ˈɪnvɜːt) /
a mixture of fructose and glucose obtained by the inversion of sucrose
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Medicine definitions for invert sugar
A mixture of equal parts of glucose and fructose resulting from the hydrolysis of sucrose, found naturally in fruits and honey, and produced artificially for use in the food industry.
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