saccharide[sak′ă-rīd]

Type:Term

Definitions
1. Any substance that is either a simple sugar (aldose or ketose) or a compound of such substances in glycosidic linkage to each other. Saccharides are classified as mono-, di-, tri-, and polysaccharides according to the number of monosaccharide groups composing them.

See: carbohydrates

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