Definition of sucrose in English:

sucrose

Line breaks: su|crose
Pronunciation: /ˈs(j)uːkrəʊz
 
, -əʊs/

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A compound which is the chief component of cane or beet sugar.
    • A disaccharide containing glucose and fructose units; chemical formula: C12H22O11
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French sucre 'sugar' + -ose2.

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