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disaccharide

[ dahy-sak-uh-rahyd, -rid ]
/ daɪˈsæk əˌraɪd, -rɪd /
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noun Chemistry.
any of a group of carbohydrates, as sucrose or lactose, that yield monosaccharides on hydrolysis.

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Also called double sugar.

Origin of disaccharide

First recorded in 1890–95; di-1 + saccharide
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British Dictionary definitions for disaccharide

disaccharide

disaccharid

/ (daɪˈsækəˌraɪd, -rɪd) /

noun
any of a class of sugars, such as maltose, lactose, and sucrose, having two linked monosaccharide units per molecule
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Scientific definitions for disaccharide

disaccharide
[ dī-săkə-rīd′ ]

Any of a class of sugars, including lactose and sucrose, that are composed of two monosaccharides.
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