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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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Due to this evolutionary oligosaccharide development, we can describe a new syndrome called Milk-Oriented Microbiome (MOM) that results from exclusive breastfeeding.
A specific prebiotic oligosaccharide mixture stimulates delayed-type hypersensitivity in a murine influenza vaccination model.
Our approach is highly innovative in the application of automated oligosaccharide synthesis, which will make the synthetic procedure more time- and cost-effective.
Effects of mannan oligosaccharide (MOS) supplementation on growth performance, feed utilization, intestinal histology and gut microbiota of gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata).
Effect of dietary mannan oligosaccharide, with or without bacitracin or virginiamycin, on live performance of broiler chickens at relative high stocking density on new litter.
15 minutes) in general gave higher oligosaccharide content compared to higher sonication time (i.
The train of milk oligosaccharide discovery started rolling in 1900, when microbiologists noticed that the feces of breast-fed infants contained different amounts of some bacterial species than those of bottle-fed infants.
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.
039503) "Human milk oligosaccharide concentration and risk of postnatal transmission of HIV through breastfeeding.
The following oligosaccharide structures were found to be important for interaction with collagen: (i) a minimum of octasaccharide in size; (ii) three sequential continuous GlcUA-GalNAc4S,6S units at the non-reducing terminus; (iii) a GlcUA GalNAc4S,6S unit, a GlcUA-GalNAc6S unit or a GlcUA-GalNAc4S unit at the reducing terminus.