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disaccharide

noun di·sac·cha·ride \(ˌ)dī-ˈsa-kə-ˌrīd\

Definition of DISACCHARIDE

:  any of a class of sugars (as sucrose) that yields on hydrolysis two monosaccharide molecules

First Known Use of DISACCHARIDE

1889

disaccharide

noun di·sac·cha·ride \(ˈ)dī-ˈsak-ə-ˌrīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DISACCHARIDE

:  any of a class of sugars (as sucrose) that on hydrolysis yields two monosaccharide molecules—called also biose, double sugar

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