Saccharide



noun, Chemistry.
1.
an organic compound containing a sugar or sugars.
2.
a simple sugar; monosaccharide.
3.
an ester of sucrose.
noun
1.
any sugar or other carbohydrate, esp a simple sugar

saccharide sac·cha·ride (sāk’ə-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.
saccharide
(sāk’ə-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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