saccharide

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saccharide (plural saccharides)

  1. (biochemistry) The unit structure of carbohydrates, of general formula CnH2nOn. Either the simple sugars or polymers such as starch and cellulose. The saccharides exist in either a ring or short chain conformation, and typically contain five or six carbon atoms.

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saccharide m (plural saccharides)

  1. (chemistry) Alternative form of saccaride

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