One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for sugar (sense 2 of the noun)
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Essences, cellulose, and saccharides can be taken from plants.’
- ‘This mini-review deals with capsular saccharide-based vaccines.’
- ‘A common feature of cryptobiotic processes is the production of large amounts of saccharides triggered by the detection of stressful conditions.’
- ‘These materials are made up of specific monomers including saccharides, amino acids, and nucleotides, respectively.’
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin saccharum ‘sugar’ + -ide.
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