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Noun: monosaccharide  ,mó-now'sa-ku,rId or ,mó-nu'sa-ku,rId
  1. A sugar (like sucrose or fructose) that does not hydrolyse to give other sugars; the simplest group of carbohydrates
    - monosaccharose, simple sugar

Derived forms: monosaccharides

Type of: carbohydrate, saccharide, sugar

Encyclopedia: Monosaccharide