Polysaccharide



[pol-ee-sak-uh-rahyd, -rid] /ˌpɒl iˈsæk əˌraɪd, -rɪd/

noun, Chemistry.
1.
a carbohydrate, as starch, inulin, or cellulose, containing more than three monosaccharide units per molecule, the units being attached to each other in the manner of acetals, and therefore capable of hydrolysis by acids or enzymes to monosaccharides.
/ˌpɒlɪˈsækəˌraɪd; -rɪd/
noun
1.
any one of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain linked monosaccharide units: includes starch, inulin, and cellulose. General formula: (C6H10O5)n See also oligosaccharide

polysaccharide pol·y·sac·cha·ride (pŏl’ē-sāk’ə-rīd’) or pol·y·sac·cha·rid (-rĭd) or pol·y·sac·cha·rose (-rōs’, -rōz’)
n.
Any of a class of carbohydrates, such as starch and cellulose, consisting of a number of monosaccharides joined by glycosidic bonds. Also called glycan.
polysaccharide
(pŏl’ē-sāk’ə-rīd’)
Any of a class of carbohydrates that are made of long chains of simple carbohydrates (called monosaccharides). Starch and cellulose are polysaccharides. Compare monosaccharide, oligosaccharide.

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