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a sweet carbohydrate of either animal or vegetable origin; the two principal groups are the disaccharides and the monosaccharides.
beet sugar sucrose from sugar beets.
1. glucose occurring in the blood.
2. the amount of glucose in the blood.
cane sugar sucrose from sugar cane.
fruit sugar fructose.
a mixture of equal parts of d-glucose and d-fructose produced by hydrolysis of sucrose (inversion).
A mixture of equal parts of glucose and fructose resulting from the hydrolysis of sucrose. It is found naturally in fruits and honey and produced artificially for use in the food industry.
Etymology: L, invertere, to turn over; Gk, sakcharon
a mixture of equal amounts of dextrose and fructose, obtained by hydrolyzing sucrose. It is used in solution as a parenteral nutrient.
in·vert sug·ar(in'vĕrt shug'ăr)
A mixture of equal parts of d-glucose and d-fructose produced by hydrolysis of sucrose (inversion).
see invert sugar.