noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A compound which is the chief component of cane or beet sugar.
- Also, be aware that sugar might be described as sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose and so on.
- The procedure is based on the cleavage of sucrose by invertase to glucose and fructose.
- Glucose, sucrose and fructose are the major soluble sugars found in strawberry fruit.
Mid 19th century: from French sucre 'sugar' + -ose2.
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