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Meaning of saccharide

sac•cha•ride

Pronunciation: (sak'u-rīd", -ur-id), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. an organic compound containing a sugar or sugars.
  2. a simple sugar; monosaccharide.
  3. an ester of sucrose.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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