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Disaccharide vs. Oligosaccharide — What's the Difference?

Disaccharide vs. Oligosaccharide

Difference Between Disaccharide and Oligosaccharide

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Disaccharide

A disaccharide (also called a double sugar or biose) is the sugar formed when two monosaccharides are joined by glycosidic linkage. Like monosaccharides, disaccharides are simple sugars soluble in water.
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Oligosaccharide

An oligosaccharide (/ˌɑlɪgoʊˈsækəˌɹaɪd/; from the Greek ὀλίγος olígos, "a few", and σάκχαρ sácchar, "sugar") is a saccharide polymer containing a small number (typically three to ten) of monosaccharides (simple sugars). Oligosaccharides can have many functions including cell recognition and cell binding.
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Disaccharide

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

A carbohydrate that consists of a relatively small number of monosaccharides.
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Disaccharide

(carbohydrate) Any sugar, such as sucrose, maltose and lactose, consisting of two monosaccharides combined together.
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Oligosaccharide

(carbohydrate) A polysaccharide of low molecular weight, being a polymer of between three and eight monosaccharide units.
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Disaccharide

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

Any of the carbohydrates that yield only a few monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis
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