Definition of saccharide in English:

saccharide

noun

Biochemistry
  • another term for sugar
    • ‘A common feature of cryptobiotic processes is the production of large amounts of saccharides triggered by the detection of stressful conditions.’
    • ‘The water-soluble fraction of the fluid contains amino acids and a considerable amount of saccharides.’
    • ‘Today, saccharides can be found in supplements and foods, such as edible fungi, breast milk, certain fruits and vegetables, whole grains, roots and plants.’
    • ‘These materials are made up of specific monomers including saccharides, amino acids, and nucleotides, respectively.’
    • ‘Essences, cellulose, and saccharides can be taken from plants.’
    • ‘This mini-review deals with capsular saccharide-based vaccines.’
    • ‘In fact, defatted soy flour is of great importance in the diabetic diet because its starchy contents and saccharides are low and therefore well suited to diabetic patients.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin saccharum sugar + -ide.

Pronunciation:

saccharide

/ˈsakərʌɪd/