- any carbohydrate yielding few monosaccharides on hydrolysis, as two, three, or four.
Origin of oligosaccharide
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- any one of a class of carbohydrates consisting of a few monosaccharide units linked togetherCompare polysaccharide
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- A carbohydrate that consists of a relatively small number of monosaccharides.
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