saccharification

noun

sac·​char·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion sə-ˌker-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce saccharification (audio)
: the process of breaking a complex carbohydrate (such as starch or cellulose) into its monosaccharide components
saccharify transitive verb

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of saccharification was in 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Saccharification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saccharification. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

saccharification

noun
sac·​char·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion sə-ˌkar-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce saccharification (audio)
: the process of breaking a complex carbohydrate (as starch) into simple sugars
saccharify transitive verb
saccharified; saccharifying
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