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[soo-krohs] /ˈsu kroʊs/
noun, Chemistry
a crystalline disaccharide, C 1 2 H 2 2 O 1 1 , the sugar obtained from the sugarcane, the sugar beet, and sorghum, and forming the greater part of maple sugar; sugar.
Origin of sucrose
1855-60; < French sucre sugar + -ose2 Unabridged
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/ˈsjuːkrəʊz; -krəʊs/
the technical name for sugar (sense 1)
Word Origin
C19: from French sucre sugar + -ose²
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Word Origin and History for sucrose

1857, formed from French sucre "sugar" (see sugar) + chemical suffix -ose (2).

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sucrose in Medicine

sucrose su·crose (sōō'krōs')
A nonreducing crystalline disaccharide made up of glucose and fructose, found in many plants but extracted as ordinary sugar mainly from sugar cane and sugar beets, and widely used as a sweetener or preservative.

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sucrose in Science
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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