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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

Examples of CARBOHYDRATE

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

First Known Use of CARBOHYDRATE

1853

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

carbohydrate

noun car·bo·hy·drate \-ˌdrāt, -drət\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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