Definition of sucrose in English:

sucrose

noun

Chemistry
  • A compound that is the chief component of cane or beet sugar.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This effect seems to be restricted to sucrose; glucose and fructose do not produce the same result.’
    • ‘Also, be aware that sugar might be described as sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose and so on.’
    • ‘Epidermal cells contained low concentrations of sucrose, glucose and fructose, and no fructan.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French sucre sugar + -ose.

Pronunciation:

sucrose

/ˈso͞oˌkrōs//ˈso͞oˌkrōz/