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pol·y·sac·cha·ride

 (pŏl′ē-săk′ə-rīd′) also pol·y·sac·cha·rid (-rĭd) or pol·y·sac·cha·rose (-rōs′, -rōz′)
n.
Any of a class of carbohydrates, such as starch and cellulose, consisting of a number of monosaccharides joined by glycosidic bonds.

polysaccharide

(ˌpɒlɪˈsækəˌraɪd; -rɪd) or

polysaccharose

n
(Elements & Compounds) any one of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain linked monosaccharide units: includes starch, inulin, and cellulose. General formula: (C6H10O5)n. See also oligosaccharide

pol•y•sac•cha•ride

(ˌpɒl iˈsæk əˌraɪd, -rɪd)

n.
a complex carbohydrate, as starch, inulin, or cellulose, formed by the combination of nine or more monosaccharides and capable of hydrolyzing to these simpler sugars.
Also, pol`y•sac′cha•rose` (-ˌroʊs)
[1890–95]

pol·y·sac·cha·ride

(pŏl′ē-săk′ə-rīd′)
Any of a class of carbohydrates that are made of long chains of simple carbohydrates (called monosaccharides). Starch and cellulose are polysaccharides.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polysaccharide - any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules
heparin, Lipo-Hepin, Liquaemin - a polysaccharide produced in basophils (especially in the lung and liver) and that inhibits the activity of thrombin in coagulation of the blood; it (trade names Lipo-Hepin and Liquaemin) is used as an anticoagulant in the treatment of thrombosis and in heart surgery
chitin - a tough semitransparent horny substance; the principal component of the exoskeletons of arthropods and the cell walls of certain fungi
glucosamine - an amino derivative of glucose that is a component of many polysaccharides
carbohydrate, saccharide, sugar - an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
cellulose - a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers
animal starch, glycogen - one form in which body fuel is stored; stored primarily in the liver and broken down into glucose when needed by the body
inulin - used to manufacture fructose and in assessing kidney function
dextrin - any of various polysaccharides obtained by hydrolysis of starch; a tasteless and odorless gummy substance that is used as a thickening agent and in adhesives and in dietary supplements
mucopolysaccharide - complex polysaccharides containing an amino group; occur chiefly as components of connective tissue
amylum, starch - a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles
Translations
polysakkaridi

pol·y·sac·char·ide

n. polisacárido, carbohidrato que puede disolverse en agua.

polysaccharide

adj polisacarídico; n polisacárido
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