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polysaccharide

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noun poly·sac·cha·ride \-ˈsak-ə-ˌrīd\

Medical Definition of polysaccharide

  1. :  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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