from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a series of compounds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen in which the atoms of the latter two elements are in the ratio of 2:1, especially those containing the group C6H10O5.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The unit structure of carbohydrates, of general formula CnH2nOn. Either the simple sugars or polymers such as starch and cellulose. The saccharides exist in either a ring or short chain conformation, and typically contain five or six carbon atoms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A compound of sugar with a base; a sucrate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
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