Definition of saccharide in English:

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saccharide

Pronunciation: /ˈsakərʌɪd/

noun

Biochemistry
Another term for sugar (sense 2 of the noun).
Example sentences
  • In fact, defatted soy flour is of great importance in the diabetic diet because its starchy contents and saccharides are low and therefore well suited to diabetic patients.
  • Today, saccharides can be found in supplements and foods, such as edible fungi, breast milk, certain fruits and vegetables, whole grains, roots and plants.
  • A common feature of cryptobiotic processes is the production of large amounts of saccharides triggered by the detection of stressful conditions.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin saccharum 'sugar' + -ide.

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