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disaccharide

[dahy-sak-uh-rahyd, -rid]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. any of a group of carbohydrates, as sucrose or lactose, that yield monosaccharides on hydrolysis.
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Origin of disaccharide

First recorded in 1890–95; di-1 + saccharide
Also called double sugar.
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  • Cellobiose is a disaccharide which results from the hydrolysis of cellulose.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher


British Dictionary definitions for disaccharide

disaccharide

disaccharid

noun
  1. any of a class of sugars, such as maltose, lactose, and sucrose, having two linked monosaccharide units per molecule
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disaccharide in Medicine

disaccharide

(dī-săkə-rīd′)
n.
  1. Any of a class of carbohydrates, including lactose and sucrose, that yield two monosaccharides upon hydrolysis.
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disaccharide in Science

disaccharide

[dī-săkə-rīd′]
  1. Any of a class of sugars, including lactose and sucrose, that are composed of two monosaccharides.
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