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Definition of "oligosaccharide" [oligosaccharide]

  • A carbohydrate that consists of a relatively small number of monosaccharides. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "oligosaccharide" in a sentence
  • "Readers are advised to find one that contains 'oligosaccharide' which, as someone who's baked professionally for a few decades, had no idea what that was."
  • "She writes: "Mild-acid hydrolytic de-polymerization of carageenan affords poligeenan, a mixture of lower molecular weight polysaccharides and oligosaccharide products.""
  • "Its sweet flavour comes from the fructo-oligosaccharide also known as inulin."