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

noun Chemistry.

an organic compound containing a sugar or sugars.
a simple sugar; monosaccharide.
an ester of sucrose.

Nearby words

  1. sacchar-,
  2. saccharase,
  3. saccharate,
  4. saccharic,
  5. saccharic acid,
  6. sacchariferous,
  7. saccharify,
  8. saccharimeter,
  9. saccharimetry,
  10. saccharin

Origin of saccharide

1855–60; sacchar- + -ide Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for saccharide

  • 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



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




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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Science definitions for saccharide



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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