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Meaning of monosaccharide

mon•o•sac•cha•ride

Pronunciation: (mon"u-sak'u-rīd", -ur-id), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a carbohydrate that does not hydrolyze, as glucose, fructose, or ribose, occurring naturally or obtained by the hydrolysis of glycosides or polysaccharides.
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