complex carbohydrate

noun
a carbohydrate, as sucrose or starch, that consists of two or more monosaccharide units.
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These cells were then infused into three-dimensional beads made from a complex carbohydrate called alginate.
Toasting also breaks down the wood's hemi- cellulose-a complex carbohydrate-into simple sugars.
Increasing complex carbohydrate intake may be helpful.
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