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 (ŏl′ĭ-gō-săk′ə-rīd′, ō′lĭ-)
A carbohydrate that consists of a relatively small number of monosaccharides.


(ˌɒlɪɡəʊˈsækəˌraɪd; -rɪd)
(Biochemistry) any one of a class of carbohydrates consisting of a few monosaccharide units linked together. Compare polysaccharide


(ˌɒl ɪ goʊˈsæk əˌraɪd, -rɪd)

any carbohydrate yielding fewer than ten monosaccharides on hydrolysis.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oligosaccharide - any of the carbohydrates that yield only a few monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis
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
disaccharide - any of a variety of carbohydrates that yield two monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis
tetrasaccharide - any of a variety of carbohydrates that yield four monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis
trisaccharide - any of a variety of carbohydrates that yield three monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis
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Oligosaccharide content varies over time and between individuals.
Now we were able to see oligosaccharide patterns, where before they were masked.
Oligosaccharide analysis in urine by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry for the diagnosis of lysosomal storage disorders.
The buffering agent is a phosphorylated oligosaccharide in the form of a sodium salt or a calcium salt.
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Kao Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) has patented an M-1-P-producing enzyme which employs, as starting materials, an oligosaccharide or polysaccharide having a glucose polymerization degree of 5 or more and containing an .
N-glycosylation is both species and tissue specific with a series of membrane bound glycosidases and glycosyltransferases modifying the oligosaccharide as it moves through the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and Golgi.
Inulin is a naturally occurring oligosaccharide that feeds bifidobacteria in the large intestine.
It plays a key role in the perception of chitin oligosaccharide elicitor in the rice cells.
One group of babies was fed infant formula containing the 'prebiotic' oligosaccharide mixture.
Mung beans had the biggest reductions, with oligosaccharide levels falling by as much as 80%, compared with a 35% drop after soaking of nonirradiated beans.