Meaning of oligosaccharide

ol•i•go•sac•cha•ride

Pronunciation: (ol"i-gō-sak'u-rīd", -rid), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. any carbohydrate yielding few monosaccharides on hydrolysis, as two, three, or four.
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