[ ol-i-goh-sak-uh-rahyd, -rid ]
/ ˌɒl ɪ goʊˈsæk əˌraɪd, -rɪd /
any carbohydrate yielding few monosaccharides on hydrolysis, as two, three, or four.
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British Dictionary definitions for oligosaccharide
/ (ˌɒlɪɡəʊˈsækəˌraɪd, -rɪd) /
any one of a class of carbohydrates consisting of a few monosaccharide units linked togetherCompare polysaccharide
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Medical definitions for oligosaccharide
[ ŏl′ĭ-gō-săk′ə-rīd′ ]
A carbohydrate that consists of a relatively small number of monosaccharides.
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Scientific definitions for oligosaccharide
[ ŏl′ĭ-gō-săk′ə-rīd′, ō′lĭ- ]
A carbohydrate consisting of a relatively small and specifiable number of monosaccharides joined together. Lactose, maltose, and sucrose are oligosaccharides consisting of two simple sugars. Raffinose is an oligosaccharide consisting of three simple sugars. Compare monosaccharide polysaccharide.
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