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oligosaccharide

noun ol·i·go·sac·cha·ride \ˌä-li-gō-ˈsa-kə-ˌrīd, ˌō-; ə-ˈli-gə-\

Definition of OLIGOSACCHARIDE

:  a saccharide (as a disaccharide) that contains a known small number of monosaccharide units

Origin of OLIGOSACCHARIDE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1930
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oligosaccharide

noun oli·go·sac·cha·ride \ˌäl-i-gō-ˈsak-ə-ˌrīd, ˌō-li-\

Medical Definition of OLIGOSACCHARIDE

:  a saccharide (as a disaccharide) that contains a known small number of monosaccharide units

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