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sucrose

[ soo-krohs ]
/ ˈsu kroʊs /
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noun Chemistry.
a crystalline disaccharide, C12H22O11, the sugar obtained from the sugarcane, the sugar beet, and sorghum, and forming the greater part of maple sugar; sugar.
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Origin of sucrose

1855–60; <French sucresugar + -ose2
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British Dictionary definitions for sucrose

sucrose
/ (ˈsjuːkrəʊz, -krəʊs) /

noun
the technical name for sugar (def. 1)

Word Origin for sucrose

C19: from French sucre sugar + -ose ²
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Scientific definitions for sucrose

sucrose
[ sōōkrōs′ ]

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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