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oligosaccharide

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

Definition of oligosaccharide

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



Origin of oligosaccharide

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1930


Medical Dictionary

oligosaccharide

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

Medical Definition of oligosaccharide

  1. :  a saccharide that contains usually three to ten monosaccharide units




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