Definition of trisaccharide in English:

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Pronunciation: /trīˈsakəˌrīd/


Any of the class of sugars whose molecules contain three monosaccharide molecules.
Example sentences
  • This enzyme is secreted by the pancreas and has the same activity as salivary amylase, producing disaccharides and trisaccharides.
  • We attribute these sites to the trisaccharide and disaccharide structures, respectively.
  • Raffinose is a trisaccharide sugar with a mean molecular weight of 594 D that prevents pulmonary water diffusion and cellular swelling in a more efficient way than do monosaccharides and dissaccharides.

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Syllabification: tri·sac·cha·ride

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