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carbohydrate

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noun car·bo·hy·drate \-ˌdrāt, -drət\

Simple Definition of carbohydrate

  • : any one of various substances found in certain foods (such as bread, rice, and potatoes) that provide your body with heat and energy and are made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen

Full Definition of carbohydrate

  1. :  any of various neutral compounds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (as sugars, starches, and celluloses) most of which are formed by green plants and which constitute a major class of animal foods

Examples of carbohydrate

  1. a food that is low in protein but high in carbohydrate



1853

First Known Use of carbohydrate

1853


CARBOHYDRATE Defined for Kids

carbohydrate

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noun car·bo·hy·drate \ˌkär-bō-ˈhī-ˌdrāt\

Definition of carbohydrate

  1. :  a substance (as a starch or sugar) that is rich in energy and is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen




Medical Dictionary

carbohydrate

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noun car·bo·hy·drate \-ˌdrāt, -drət\

Medical Definition of carbohydrate

  1. :  any of various neutral compounds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (as sugars, starches, and celluloses) most of which are formed by green plants and which constitute a major class of animal foods





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