carbohydrate, saccharide, sugar(noun)
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
A sugar, starch, or cellulose that is a food source of energy for an animal or plant; a saccharide.
These microbes are primarily responsible for breaking down cellulose and other carbohydrates into volatile fatty acids (VFAs).
Origin: From their general formula C(HO); they were once thought to be hydrates of carbon.
one of a group of compounds including the sugars, starches, and gums, which contain six (or some multiple of six) carbon atoms, united with a variable number of hydrogen and oxygen atoms, but with the two latter always in proportion as to form water; as dextrose, C6H12O6
Origin: [Carbon + hydrate.]
A carbohydrate is an organic compound that consists only of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, usually with a hydrogen:oxygen atom ratio of 2:1; in other words, with the empirical formula Cmn. Some exceptions exist; for example, deoxyribose, a sugar component of DNA, has the empirical formula C5H10O4. Carbohydrates are not technically hydrates of carbon; structurally it is more accurate to view them as polyhydroxy aldehydes and ketones. The term is most common in biochemistry, where it is a synonym of saccharide. The carbohydrates are divided into four chemical groupings: monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides. In general, the monosaccharides and disaccharides, which are smaller carbohydrates, are commonly referred to as sugars. The word saccharide comes from the Greek word σάκχαρον, meaning "sugar." While the scientific nomenclature of carbohydrates is complex, the names of the monosaccharides and disaccharides very often end in the suffix -ose. For example, grape sugar is the monosaccharide glucose, cane sugar is the disaccharide sucrose, and milk sugar is the disaccharide lactose.
The numerical value of carbohydrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of carbohydrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The carbohydrate content is lower than the bagel sandwiches, which means your blood sugar and energy levels will stay more stable.
The fallout is strong carbohydrate cravings, lackluster results (if any results at all), quick burnout, and a drastically increased risk for injury.
Women with a history of gestational diabetes who follow a low-carbohydrate dietary pattern may consider consuming plant sources rather than animal sources of protein and fat to minimize their future risk of type 2 diabetes.
Wayne Tell me, when the first show is over, will you still love me when I'm an incredibly humungoid giant star Cassandra Yeah. Wayne Will you still love me when I'm in my hanging-out-with-Ravi-Shankar phase Cassandra Yeah. Wayne Will you still love me when I'm in my carbohydrate, sequined-jumpsuit, young-girls-in-white-cotton-panties, waking-up-in-a-pool-of-your-own-vomit, bloated-purple-dead-on-a-toilet phase Cassandra Yeah. Wayne Okay, party. Bonus.
Images & Illustrations of carbohydrate
Translations for carbohydrate
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- carbohidratCatalan, Valencian
- sacharid, karbohydrátCzech
- carbohidrato, hidrato de carbonoSpanish
- gualaisgScottish Gaelic
- karbohydratNorwegian Nynorsk
- kolhydrat, kullhydratNorwegian
Get even more translations for carbohydrate »
Find a translation for the carbohydrate definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these carbohydrate definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"carbohydrate." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 26 May 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/carbohydrate>.