saccharide

noun sac·cha·ride \ ˈsa-kə-ˌrīd \

Definition of saccharide

: a monosaccharide sugar or combination of sugars : carbohydrate

First Known Use of saccharide

1895

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Medical Dictionary

saccharide

noun 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

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up saccharide? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to treat with excessive attention

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks Quiz

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!