Definition of disaccharide in English:

disaccharide

Syllabification: di·sac·cha·ride
Pronunciation: /dīˈsakəˌrīd
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • Any of a class of sugars whose molecules contain two monosaccharide residues.
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    • The same trend is observed for the mono- and the disaccharide with a more pronounced swelling excess with the disaccharide, as previously reported with other disaccharides like lactose or saccharose.
    • Several physiologically important disaccharides are sucrose, lactose and maltose.
    • Among them, the most effective in preserving a more native-like structure are the disaccharides sucrose and trehalose in dry films and the polymer dextran in wet films.

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