Meaning of trisaccharide

tri•sac•cha•ride

Pronunciation: (trī-sak'u-rīd", -ur-id), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a carbohydrate composed of three monosaccharide units, and hydrolyzable to a monosaccharide or a mixture of monosaccharides.
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