from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a class of carbohydrates, such as starch and cellulose, consisting of a number of monosaccharides joined by glycosidic bonds.
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- n. A polymer made of many saccharide units linked by glycosidic bonds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the group of complex carbohydrates which yield simple sugars when hydrolyzed by the action of enzymes, acids, or alkalis. The term sometimes includes the disaccharides and trisaccharides, but is more correctly limited to substances of the general formula (C6H10O5)n, where n is probably a large number. Starch, cellulose, dextrine, glycogen, and gums are polysaccharides.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules
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