Definition of saccharide in English:

saccharide

Translate saccharide into Spanish

noun

Biochemistry
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.’
  • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

saccharide

/ˈsakəˌrīd/ /ˈsækəˌraɪd/

Origin

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