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saccharide

[ sak-uh-rahyd, -er-id ]

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. an organic compound containing a sugar or sugars.
  2. a simple sugar; monosaccharide.
  3. an ester of sucrose.


saccharide

/ -rɪd; ˈsækəˌraɪd /

noun

  1. any sugar or other carbohydrate, esp a simple sugar


saccharide

/ săkə-rīd′ /

  1. Any of a series of sweet-tasting, crystalline carbohydrates, especially a simple sugar (a monosaccharide) or a chain of two or more simple sugars (a disaccharide, oligosaccharide, or polysaccharide). Glucose, lactose, and cellulose are saccharides.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of saccharide1

1855–60; sacchar- + -ide ( def )

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Example Sentences

Natural sugars are types of carbohydrates known as saccharides that are made of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen.

Some glucosides contain more than one saccharide group, possibly as di- or trisaccharides.

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