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Definition of "saccharide" []

  • Any of a series of compounds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen in which the atoms of the latter two elements are in the ratio of 2:1, especially those containing the group C6H10O5. (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 "saccharide" in a sentence
  • "Additional ingredients such as saccharide, may be added to enhance either the flavor or the fermentation process."
  • "Celebrity skin guru Ole Henriksen places equal emphasis on science and nature, mixing some high-tech ingredients like saccharide isomerate, which helps to regulate moisture and reduce dryness, with a long list of unusual natural ones, including African red tea."
  • "The FDA noted that "the saccharide composition (glucose to fructose ratio) of HFCS is approximately the same as that of honey, invert sugar and the disaccharide sucrose (table sugar).""