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DISACCHARIDE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does disaccharide mean? 

DISACCHARIDE (noun)
  The noun DISACCHARIDE has 1 sense:

1. any of a variety of carbohydrates that yield two monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis

  Familiarity information: DISACCHARIDE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISACCHARIDE (noun)


Sense 1disaccharide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of a variety of carbohydrates that yield two monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("disaccharide" is a kind of...):

oligosaccharide (any of the carbohydrates that yield only a few monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "disaccharide"):

lactose; milk sugar (a sugar comprising one glucose molecule linked to a galactose molecule; occurs only in milk)

malt sugar; maltose (a white crystalline sugar formed during the digestion of starches)

saccharose; sucrose (a complex carbohydrate found in many plants and used as a sweetening agent)


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