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Definitions for disaccharide
daɪˈsæk əˌraɪd, -rɪddis·ac·cha·ride

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disaccharidenoun

    any of a variety of carbohydrates that yield two monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis

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  1. disaccharidenoun

    Any sugar, such as sucrose, maltose and lactose, consisting of two monosaccharides combined together.

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  1. Disaccharide

    A disaccharide (also called a double sugar or biose) is the sugar formed when two monosaccharides are joined by glycosidic linkage. Like monosaccharides, disaccharides are simple sugars soluble in water. Three common examples are sucrose, lactose, and maltose. Disaccharides are one of the four chemical groupings of carbohydrates (monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides). The most common types of disaccharides—sucrose, lactose, and maltose—have 12 carbon atoms, with the general formula C12H22O11. The differences in these disaccharides are due to atomic arrangements within the molecule.The joining of monosaccharides into a double sugar happens by a condensation reaction, which involves the elimination of a water molecule from the functional groups only. Breaking apart a double sugar into its two monosaccharides is accomplished by hydrolysis with the help of a type of enzyme called a disaccharidase. As building the larger sugar ejects a water molecule, breaking it down consumes a water molecule. These reactions are vital in metabolism. Each disaccharide is broken down with the help of a corresponding disaccharidase (sucrase, lactase, and maltase).

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  1. disaccharide

    A disaccharide is a type of carbohydrate that consists of two monosaccharide sugar molecules bonded together. These include sugars like sucrose, lactose, and maltose. They are broken down into monosaccharides during digestion.

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  1. Disaccharide

    A disaccharide or biose is the carbohydrate formed when two monosaccharides undergo a condensation reaction which involves the elimination of a small molecule, such as water, from the functional groups only. Like monosaccharides, disaccharides form an aqueous solution when dissolved in water. Three common examples are sucrose, lactose, and maltose. 'Disaccharide' is one of the four chemical groupings of carbohydrates.

Editors Contribution

  1. disaccharide

    A type of carbohydrate.

    Disaccharide is a type of carbohydrate.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 1, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disaccharide in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disaccharide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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