|sucrose (ˈsjuːkrəʊz, -krəʊs)|
|the technical name for sugar|
|[C19: from French sucre sugar + |
|any of numerous, highly varied organic molecules constituting a large portion of the mass of every life form and necessary in the diet of all animals and other nonphotosynthesizing organisms, composed of 20 or more amino acids linked in a genetically cont|
|electrons are shared evenly|
sucrose su·crose (s&oomacr;'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.
|sucrose (s'krōs') Pronunciation Key
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.