One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A carbohydrate (e.g. starch, cellulose, or glycogen) whose molecules consist of a number of sugar molecules bonded together.
- ‘Cellulose is a carbohydrate of the polysaccharide type; its molecules consist of long chains of simple sugar molecules.’
- ‘The primary categories for natural polymers include polysaccharides, proteins, nucleic acids, and polyisoprenes.’
- ‘Mucilage, consisting of polysaccharides containing hexose and pentose sugars and uronic acids, is secreted by root cells as the root grows through the soil.’
- ‘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.’
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