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trisaccharide

[trahy-sak-uh-rahyd, -er-id]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a carbohydrate composed of three monosaccharide units, and hydrolyzable to a monosaccharide or a mixture of monosaccharides.
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Origin of trisaccharide

First recorded in 1895–1900; tri- + saccharide
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Historical Examples

  • One trisaccharide of the reducing sugar type, namely rhamnose, exists in plants as a constituent of the glucoside xanthorhamnin.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher


British Dictionary definitions for trisaccharide

trisaccharide

noun
  1. an oligosaccharide whose molecules have three linked monosaccharide molecules
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