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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A carbohydrate that yields three monosaccharides upon hydrolysis.

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  • n. An oligosaccharide consisting of three monosaccharide units joined together

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A complex sugar, as raffinose, yielding by hydrolysis three simple sugar molecules.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of a variety of carbohydrates that yield three monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis

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