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 (ŏl′ĭ-gō-săk′ə-rīd′, ō′lĭ-)
A carbohydrate that consists of a relatively small number of monosaccharides.
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(ˌɒlɪɡəʊˈsækəˌraɪd; -rɪd)
(Biochemistry) any one of a class of carbohydrates consisting of a few monosaccharide units linked together. Compare polysaccharide
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(ˌɒl ɪ goʊˈsæk əˌraɪd, -rɪd)

any carbohydrate yielding fewer than ten monosaccharides on hydrolysis.
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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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The inside part was collected and lyophilized to extract the oligosaccharides. The sugar contents in the polysaccharide and oligosaccharide samples were determined using the Calorimetric Dubois Method [20].
Among the existing oligosaccharide mixtures in the market, galactooligosaccharides (GOS) are, together with fructooligosaccharides (FOS), one of the most used, mainly in infant formula [6].
infantis did not grow on the milk protein fraction but did demonstrate that the oligosaccharide portion of the milk provided the key substrate for its growth.
Synthesis of an oligosaccharide in a test tube had, therefore, been a challenge for synthetic chemists for long time.
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