Definition of saccharide in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsakəˌrīd/ /ˈsækəˌraɪd/

Translate saccharide into Spanish


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.’
another term for sugar (sense 2 of the noun)
  • ‘Today, saccharides can be found in supplements and foods, such as edible fungi, breast milk, certain fruits and vegetables, whole grains, roots and plants.’
  • ‘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.’
  • ‘Essences, cellulose, and saccharides can be taken from plants.’
  • ‘The water-soluble fraction of the fluid contains amino acids and a considerable amount of saccharides.’
  • ‘This mini-review deals with capsular saccharide-based vaccines.’


Mid 19th century from modern Latin saccharum ‘sugar’+ -ide.