sac·​cha·​ride ˈsa-kə-ˌrīd How to pronounce saccharide (audio)
: a monosaccharide sugar or combination of sugars : carbohydrate

Examples of saccharide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Blood types bear two different kinds of saccharide (sugar) molecules on the surface of red blood cells. Loïc Mangin, Scientific American, 30 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of saccharide was in 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Saccharide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


ˈsak-ə-ˌrīd also -rəd
: a simple sugar, combination of sugars, or polymerized sugar see disaccharide, monosaccharide, oligosaccharide, polysaccharide, trisaccharide
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