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[dahy-sak-uh-rahyd, -rid] /daɪˈsæk əˌraɪd, -rɪd/
noun, Chemistry
any of a group of carbohydrates, as sucrose or lactose, that yield monosaccharides on hydrolysis.
Also called double sugar.
Origin of disaccharide
1890-95; di-1 + saccharide Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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/daɪˈsækəˌraɪd; -rɪd/
any of a class of sugars, such as maltose, lactose, and sucrose, having two linked monosaccharide units per molecule
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disaccharide in Medicine

disaccharide di·sac·cha·ride (dī-sāk'ə-rīd')
Any of a class of carbohydrates, including lactose and sucrose, that yield two monosaccharides upon hydrolysis.

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disaccharide in Science
Any of a class of sugars, including lactose and sucrose, that are composed of two monosaccharides.
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