[ol-i-goh-sak-uh-rahyd, -rid] /ˌɒl ɪ goʊˈsæk əˌraɪd, -rɪd/
any carbohydrate yielding few monosaccharides on hydrolysis, as two, three, or four.
any one of a class of carbohydrates consisting of a few monosaccharide units linked together Compare polysaccharide
oligosaccharide ol·i·go·sac·cha·ride (ŏl’ĭ-gō-sāk’ə-rīd’)
A carbohydrate that consists of a relatively small number of monosaccharides.
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.
/ˌɒlɪɡəʊˈspɜːmɪə/ noun 1. the condition of having less than the normal number of spermatozoa in the semen: a cause of infertility in men oligospermia ol·i·go·sper·mi·a (ŏl’ĭ-gō-spûr’mē-ə) n. A subnormal concentration of spermatozoa in the ejaculated semen. Also called oligozoospermia.
oligosynaptic ol·i·go·sy·nap·tic (ŏl’ĭ-gō-sĭ-nāp’tĭk) adj. Of or being neural conduction pathways that are made up of a sequence of only a few nerve cells and thus are interrupted by only a few synaptic junctions.
oligotrophia ol·i·go·tro·phi·a (ŏl’ĭ-gō-trō’fē-ə) or ol·i·got·ro·phy (-gŏt’rə-fē) n. Inadequate or deficient nutrition.
[ol-i-goh-trof-ik, -troh-fik] /ˌɒl ɪ goʊˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk/ adjective, Ecology. 1. (of a lake) characterized by a low accumulation of dissolved nutrient salts, supporting but a sparse growth of algae and other organisms, and having a high oxygen content owing to the low organic content. /ˌɒlɪɡəʊˈtrɒfɪk/ adjective 1. (of lakes and similar habitats) poor in […]