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trisaccharide

[trahy-sak-uh-rahyd, -er-id] /traɪˈsæk əˌraɪd, -ər ɪd/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a carbohydrate composed of three monosaccharide units, and hydrolyzable to a monosaccharide or a mixture of monosaccharides.
Origin of trisaccharide
1895-1900
1895-1900; tri- + saccharide
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  • One trisaccharide of the reducing sugar type, namely rhamnose, exists in plants as a constituent of the glucoside xanthorhamnin.

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

trisaccharide

/traɪˈsækəˌraɪd/
noun
1.
an oligosaccharide whose molecules have three linked monosaccharide molecules
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