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

  • n. Any of a class of sugars, including lactose and sucrose, that are composed of two monosaccharides.

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  • n. Any sugar, such as sucrose, maltose and lactose, consisting of two monosaccharides combined together.

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

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

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