• (British) IPA: /ˈsæk.əɹ.aɪd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsæk.ə.ɹaɪd/

saccharide (plural saccharides)

  1. (carbohydrate) 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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