disaccharide

noun di·sac·cha·ride \ (ˌ)dī-ˈsa-kə-ˌrīd \

Definition of disaccharide

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

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First Known Use of disaccharide

1889


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disaccharide

noun di·sac·cha·ride \ (ˈ)dī-ˈsak-ə-ˌrīd \

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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