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

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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