saccharification

noun
sac·​char·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ sə-ˌker-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce saccharification (audio) \

Definition of saccharification

: the process of breaking a complex carbohydrate (such as starch or cellulose) into its monosaccharide components

Other Words from saccharification

saccharify \ sə-​ˈker-​ə-​ˌfī How to pronounce saccharify (audio) , sa-​ \ transitive verb

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1839, in the meaning defined above

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saccharification

noun
sac·​char·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ sə-ˌkar-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce saccharification (audio) \

Medical Definition of saccharification

: the process of breaking a complex carbohydrate (as starch) into simple sugars

Other Words from saccharification

saccharify \ sə-​ˈkar-​ə-​ˌfī, sa-​ How to pronounce saccharify (audio) \ transitive verb saccharified; saccharifying

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