Meaning of sucrose in English:


Pronunciation /ˈs(j)uːkrəʊz/

Translate sucrose into Spanish


mass nounChemistry
  • A compound which is the chief component of cane or beet sugar.

    A disaccharide containing glucose and fructose units; chemical formula: C₁₂H₂₂O₁₁

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Epidermal cells contained low concentrations of sucrose, glucose and fructose, and no fructan.’
    • ‘This effect seems to be restricted to sucrose; glucose and fructose do not produce the same result.’


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