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Disaccharide

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Definition

noun, plural: disaccharides

A sugar (carbohydrate) composed of two monosaccharides, thus yields two monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis.


Supplement

Examples are sucrose, lactose, maltose, trehalose, cellubiose.


Word origin: di- (two) + saccharide.

Also called: double sugar

Synonym:

See also: monosaccharide, polysaccharide