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polysaccharide

noun poly·sac·cha·ride \-ˈsa-kə-ˌrīd\

Definition of POLYSACCHARIDE

:  a carbohydrate that can be decomposed by hydrolysis into two or more molecules of monosaccharides; especially :  one (as cellulose, starch, or glycogen) containing many monosaccharide units and marked by complexity
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Origin of POLYSACCHARIDE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1892
Medical Dictionary

polysaccharide

noun poly·sac·cha·ride \-ˈsak-ə-ˌrīd\

Medical Definition of POLYSACCHARIDE

:  a carbohydrate that can be decomposed by hydrolysis into two or more molecules of monosaccharides; especially :  one (as cellulose, starch, or glycogen) containing many monosaccharide units and marked by complexity—called also glycan

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