saccharification


sac·char·i·fi·ca·tion

noun \sə-ˌka-rə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of SACCHARIFICATION

:  the process of breaking a complex carbohydrate (as starch or cellulose) into its monosaccharide components
sac·char·i·fy \sə-ˈka-rə-ˌfī, sa-\ transitive verb

First Known Use of SACCHARIFICATION

1839

sac·char·i·fi·ca·tion

noun \sə-ˌkar-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SACCHARIFICATION

: the process of breaking a complex carbohydrate (as starch) into simple sugars
sac·char·i·fy \sə-ˈkar-ə-ˌfī, sa-\ transitive verb, sac·char·i·fied sac·char·i·fy·ing

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