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Glucose vs. Sucrose

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Glucosenoun

(carbohydrate) A simple monosaccharide (sugar) with a molecular formula of C6H12O6; it is a principle source of energy for cellular metabolism.

Sucrosenoun

(carbohydrate) A disaccharide with formula C12H22O11, consisting of two simple sugars, glucose and fructose; normal culinary sugar.

Glucosenoun

A variety of sugar occurring in nature very abundantly, as in ripe grapes, and in honey, and produced in great quantities from starch, etc., by the action of heat and acids. It is only about half as sweet as cane sugar. Called also dextrose, grape sugar, diabetic sugar, and starch sugar. See Dextrose.

Sucrosenoun

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 as a food product, and, being antiputrescent, is largely used in the preservation of fruit. Called also saccharose, cane sugar, etc. At one time the term was used by extension, for any one of the class of isomeric substances (as lactose, maltose, etc.) of which sucrose proper is the type; however this usage is now archaic.

Glucosenoun

Any one of a large class of sugars, isometric with glucose proper, and including levulose, galactose, etc.

Sucrosenoun

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

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Glucosenoun

The trade name of a sirup, obtained as an uncrystallizable reside in the manufacture of glucose proper, and containing, in addition to some dextrose or glucose, also maltose, dextrin, etc. It is used as a cheap adulterant of sirups, beers, etc.

Sucrose

Sucrose is made up of one molecule of glucose and one molecule of fructose joined together. It is a disaccharide, a molecule composed of two monosaccharides: glucose and fructose.

Glucosenoun

a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms; an important source of physiological energy

Glucosenoun

a simple sugar which is an important energy source in living organisms and is a component of many carbohydrates.

Glucosenoun

a syrup containing glucose and other sugars, made by hydrolysis of starch and used in the food industry.

Glucose

Glucose is a simple sugar with the molecular formula C6H12O6. Glucose is the most abundant monosaccharide, a subcategory of carbohydrates.

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