- any of a group of carbohydrates, as sucrose or lactose, that yield monosaccharides on hydrolysis.
Origin of disaccharide
Also called double sugar.
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Cellobiose is a disaccharide which results from the hydrolysis of cellulose.The Chemistry of Plant Life
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- any of a class of sugars, such as maltose, lactose, and sucrose, having two linked monosaccharide units per molecule
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- Any of a class of carbohydrates, including lactose and sucrose, that yield two monosaccharides upon hydrolysis.
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- Any of a class of sugars, including lactose and sucrose, that are composed of two monosaccharides.
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