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tetrasaccharide

Definition:

any of a variety of carbohydrates that yield 4 monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plural:

tetrasaccharides

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

stachyose

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Tetrasaccharide

a carbohydrate which gives upon hydrolysis four molecules of the same or different monosaccharides. For example, stachyose upon hydrolysis gives one molecule each of glucose and fructose and two molecules of galactose. The general formula of a ... (37 of 289 words, 1 image)

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Wiktionary:

tetrasaccharide [biochemistry] | tetrasaccharides [plural] | acarbose [subtype] | nystose [subtype] | stachyose [subtype]

Any oligosaccharide having four sugar residues (6 of 8 words)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

oligosaccharide [biochemistry]

any carbohydrate of from three to six units of simple sugars. A large number of oligosaccharides have been prepared by partially breaking down more ... (24 of 76 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/427621​/oligosaccharide

Collins Dictionary:

oligosaccharide

any one of a class of carbohydrates consisting of a few monosaccharide units linked together (15 of 185 words, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/oligosaccharide

Columbia Encyclopedia:

carbohydrate | (CH2O)n [chemical formula] | monosaccharide | oligosaccharide | polysaccharide

any member of a large class of chemical compounds that includes sugars, starches, cellulose, and related compounds. These compounds are produced ... (21 of 176 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0810360​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

oligosaccharide

Syllabification: (ol·i·go·sac·cha·ride) | [biochemistry] | a carbohydrate whose molecules are composed of a relatively small number of monosaccharide ... (16 of 36 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/oligosaccharide

oligosaccharide [biochemistry]

a carbohydrate whose molecules are composed of a relatively small number of monosaccharide units (14 of 33 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/oligosaccharide

Merriam-Webster:

oligosaccharide

a saccharide (as a disaccharide) that contains a known small number of monosaccharide units (14 of 30 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/oligosaccharide

New World Dictionary:

oligosaccharide

any of a group of carbohydrates consisting of a small number (2 to 10) of simple sugar molecules (18 of 26 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/oligosaccharide

Random House Dictionary:

oligosaccharide [chemistry]

any carbohydrate yielding few monosaccharides on hydrolysis, as two, three, or four. (12 of 19 words, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

oligosaccharide

A carbohydrate that consists of a relatively small number of monosaccharides. (11 of 15 words, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

oligosaccharide | oligosaccharides [plural]

a carbohydrate made up of a relatively small number of linked monosaccharides. polysaccharide (13 of 33 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861634848​/definition​.html  [offline]

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tetrasaccharide

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