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Basic sugar


A complex carbohydrate found in many plants and used as a sweetening agent

Pure sugar, to a chemist

Word definitions for sucrose in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ After ingestion of sucrose , breath hydrogen was measured at 20 minute intervals for 160 minutes. ▪ Control subjects experienced the critical cues but not the sucrose . ▪ Energy content of 100 grams of sucrose is 400 kilocalories....

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sucrose \Su"crose`\, n. [F. sucre sugar. See Sugar .] (Chem.) A common variety of sugar found in the juices of many plants, as the sugar cane, sorghum, sugar maple, beet root, etc. It is extracted as a sweet, white crystalline substance which is valuable...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"cane-sugar, white crystalline sugar used as a sweetener," 1857, from French sucre "sugar" (see sugar (n.)) + chemical suffix -ose (2).

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a complex carbohydrate found in many plants and used as a sweetening agent [syn: saccharose ]

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Sucrose is a common, naturally occurring carbohydrate found in many plants and plant parts. Saccharose is an obsolete name for sugars in general, especially sucrose. The molecule is a disaccharide combination of the monosaccharides glucose and fructose...

Usage examples of sucrose.

Remember you’ll need glucose, lactose, dulcitol, sucrose, mannitol, maltose, xylose, arabinose, rhamnose, and one tube for indole production.

As the subcellular particles are centrifuged in the gradient they are forced down the tube under gravity until they reach a zone in which the sucrose is the same density as they are.

A brief visit to the town library had provided the correct stochastic ratio for the explosive reaction between sodium hyper-chlorate and sucrose.