carbohydrate

noun
car·​bo·​hy·​drate | \ ˌkär-bō-ˈhī-ˌdrāt How to pronounce carbohydrate (audio) , -drət \

Definition of carbohydrate

: any of various neutral compounds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (such as sugars, starches, and celluloses) most of which are formed by green plants and which constitute a major class of animal foods

Examples of carbohydrate in a Sentence

a food that is low in protein but high in carbohydrate
Recent Examples on the Web All natural and instantly hydrating, marshmallow root extract is a humectant plant carbohydrate, A.K.A. a moisture-attracting ingredient similar to the likes of hyaluronic acid. The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 May 2022 Fiber, sometimes called dietary fiber, is a type of carbohydrate found in plant foods, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 31 Mar. 2022 Each gram of carbohydrate contains about 4 calories of energy. Outside Online, 28 June 2019 There can be effects on a person’s weight when changing protein sources (like eggs or egg whites) to or from other macronutrients (like the almost pure carbohydrate in oatmeal). Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 31 Mar. 2022 For example, in December, Sunbasket merged with keto supplement manufacturer Prüvit, to boost its high-protein, low-carbohydrate meal offerings. Washington Post, 14 Mar. 2022 The effects of egg consumption may also vary across populations with varying diet quality (such as a low- or high-carbohydrate diet). Matthew Kadey Rd, Outside Online, 7 May 2021 This sandwich contains 700 calories, 37 grams (g) protein, and 70 g carbohydrate (including 2 grams of fiber and 18 grams of total sugar). Perri O. Blumberg, Men's Health, 22 Feb. 2022 On low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets the body will break down muscles and turn their protein into glucose. Jennifer Rooke, The Conversation, 14 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of carbohydrate

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carbohydrate was in 1851

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19 May 2022

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“Carbohydrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbohydrate. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for carbohydrate

carbohydrate

noun
car·​bo·​hy·​drate | \ ˌkär-bō-ˈhī-ˌdrāt How to pronounce carbohydrate (audio) \

Kids Definition of carbohydrate

: a substance (as a starch or sugar) that is rich in energy and is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen

carbohydrate

noun
car·​bo·​hy·​drate | \ -ˌdrāt, -drət How to pronounce carbohydrate (audio) \

Medical Definition of carbohydrate

: any of various neutral compounds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (as sugars, starches, and celluloses) most of which are formed by green plants and which constitute a major class of animal foods

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