Definition of trisaccharide in English:



  • Any of the class of sugars whose molecules contain three monosaccharide molecules.

    • ‘This interference of water with carbohydrate-membrane interactions in the dry state has been shown for several mono-, di-, and trisaccharides.’
    • ‘Raffinose is a trisaccharide sugar with a mean molecular weight of 594 D that prevents pulmonary water diffusion and cellular swelling in a more efficient way than do monosaccharides and dissaccharides.’
    • ‘We attribute these sites to the trisaccharide and disaccharide structures, respectively.’
    • ‘A monosaccharide was excluded from 15% and a trisaccharide from about 38% of this space.’
    • ‘This enzyme is secreted by the pancreas and has the same activity as salivary amylase, producing disaccharides and trisaccharides.’