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saccharide

[ sak-uh-rahyd, -er-id ]
/ ˈsæk əˌraɪd, -ər ɪd /
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noun Chemistry.
an organic compound containing a sugar or sugars.
a simple sugar; monosaccharide.
an ester of sucrose.
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Origin of saccharide

1855–60; sacchar- + -ide
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How to use saccharide in a sentence

  • 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
/ (ˈsækəˌraɪd, -rɪd) /

noun
any sugar or other carbohydrate, esp a simple sugar
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Medical definitions for saccharide

saccharide
[ săkə-rīd′ ]

n.
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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Scientific definitions for saccharide

saccharide
[ săkə-rīd′ ]

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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