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A carbohydrate (e.g. starch, cellulose, or glycogen) whose molecules consist of a number of sugar molecules bonded together.
- ‘Mucilage, consisting of polysaccharides containing hexose and pentose sugars and uronic acids, is secreted by root cells as the root grows through the soil.’
- ‘The primary categories for natural polymers include polysaccharides, proteins, nucleic acids, and polyisoprenes.’
- ‘All carbohydrates can be classified as either monosaccharides, oligosaccharides or polysaccharides.’
- ‘Simple sugars called polysaccharides and amino acids like methionine and perhaps tannins are probably what they are after by eating the trees.’
- ‘Cellulose is a carbohydrate of the polysaccharide type; its molecules consist of long chains of simple sugar molecules.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.