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carbohydrate

noun car·bo·hy·drate \-ˌdrāt, -drət\

: 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

:  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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Examples of CARBOHYDRATE

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

First Known Use of CARBOHYDRATE

1853

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CARBOHYDRATE Defined for Kids

carbohydrate

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

Definition of CARBOHYDRATE for Kids

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

carbohydrate

noun car·bo·hy·drate \-ˌdrāt, -drət\

Medical Definition of CARBOHYDRATE

:  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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