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saccharide

[sak-uh-rahyd, -er-id]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. an organic compound containing a sugar or sugars.
  2. a simple sugar; monosaccharide.
  3. an ester of sucrose.
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Origin of saccharide

1855–60; sacchar- + -ide
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Historical Examples

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

    The Chemistry of Plant Life

    Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher


British Dictionary definitions for saccharide

saccharide

noun
  1. any sugar or other carbohydrate, esp a simple sugar
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saccharide in Medicine

saccharide

(săkə-rīd′)
n.
  1. Any of a series of compounds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen in which the atoms of the latter two elements are in the ratio of 2:1.
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saccharide in Science

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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