simple sugar

noun Chemistry.

Origin:
1940–45

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simple sugar n.
See monosaccharide.

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simple sugar  
See monosaccharide.
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Example sentences
New study reveals how the simple sugar impedes recall.
For example, look up the chemistry that relates to the breakdown of the simple
  sugar glucose.
Carbohydrates are mainly sugars and starches that the body breaks down into
  glucose, a simple sugar that feeds the body's cells.
Enzymes are added to the mash to convert the starch to dextrose, a simple sugar.
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