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Noun: saccharide  'sa-ku,rId
  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, sugar

Derived forms: saccharides

Type of: macromolecule, supermolecule

Encyclopedia: Saccharide