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Definition of disaccharide

: any of a class of sugars (such as sucrose) that yields on hydrolysis two monosaccharide molecules

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FODMAP stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols. Don Rauf, chicagotribune.com, "High-intensity exercise may be bad for the bowels," 23 June 2017

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1864, in the meaning defined above

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di·​sac·​cha·​ride | \ (ˈ)dī-ˈsak-ə-ˌrīd How to pronounce disaccharide (audio) \

Medical Definition of disaccharide

: any of a class of sugars (as sucrose) that on hydrolysis yields two monosaccharide molecules

called also biose, double sugar

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miscellaneous remnants or debris

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