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[sak-uh-rahyd, -er-id] /ˈsæk əˌraɪd, -ər ɪd/
noun, Chemistry
an organic compound containing a sugar or sugars.
a simple sugar; monosaccharide.
an ester of sucrose.
Origin of saccharide
1855-60; sacchar- + -ide Unabridged
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  • Some glucosides contain more than one saccharide group, possibly as di- or trisaccharides.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
British Dictionary definitions for saccharide


/ˈsækəˌraɪd; -rɪd/
any sugar or other carbohydrate, esp a simple sugar
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saccharide in Medicine

saccharide sac·cha·ride (sāk'ə-rīd')
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.

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saccharide in Science
Any of a series of sweet-tasting, crystalline carbohydrates, especially a simple sugar (a monosaccharide) or a chain of two or more simple sugars (a disaccharide, oligosaccharide, or polysaccharide). Glucose, lactose, and cellulose are saccharides.
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