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Monosaccharide vs. Disaccharide

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Monosaccharidenoun

(carbohydrate) A simple sugar such as glucose, fructose or deoxyribose that has a single ring.

Disaccharidenoun

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

Monosaccharidenoun

A simple sugar; any of a number of sugars (including the trioses, tetroses, pentoses, hexoses, etc.), not decomposable into simpler sugars by hydrolysis. Specif., as used by some, a hexose. The monosaccharides are all open-chain compounds containing hydroxyl groups and either an aldehyde group or a ketone group.

Disaccharidenoun

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

Monosaccharidenoun

a sugar (like sucrose or fructose) that does not hydrolyse to give other sugars; the simplest group of carbohydrates

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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Monosaccharide

Monosaccharides (from Greek monos: single, sacchar: sugar), also called simple sugars, are the simplest form of sugar and the most basic units (monomers) of carbohydrates. The general formula is CnH2nOn, or [Cn(H2O)n] or { CH2O}n albeit not all molecules fitting this formula (e.g.

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