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Noun: carb  kaa(r)b
Usage: informal
  1. An essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
    - carbohydrate, saccharide, sugar

Derived forms: carbs

Type of: macromolecule, supermolecule

Encyclopedia: Carb