sac·​cha·​ride | \ ˈsa-kə-ˌrīd How to pronounce saccharide (audio) \

Definition of saccharide

: 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, "Do Your Genes Predispose You to COVID-19?," 30 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of saccharide

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Saccharide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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sac·​cha·​ride | \ ˈsak-ə-ˌrīd also -rəd \

Medical Definition of saccharide

: a simple sugar, combination of sugars, or polymerized sugar — see disaccharide, monosaccharide, oligosaccharide, polysaccharide, trisaccharide

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