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Another name for sucrose, which literally means "sugar sugar"; a water-soluble disaccharide which is used as our everyday table sugar. It is produced by most plants but is most commonly extracted from sugarcane and sugar beets.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Sac"cha*rose` (?), n. Chem.

Cane sugar; sucrose; also, in general, any one of the group of which saccharose, or sucrose proper, is the type. See Sucrose.


© Webster 1913.

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