What does monosaccharide mean?

Definitions for monosaccharideˌmɒn əˈsæk əˌraɪd, -ər ɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. monosaccharide, monosaccharose, simple sugar(noun)

    a sugar (like sucrose or fructose) that does not hydrolyse to give other sugars; the simplest group of carbohydrates


  1. monosaccharide(Noun)

    A simple sugar such as glucose, fructose or deoxyribose that has a single ring.


  1. Monosaccharide

    Monosaccharides are the most basic units of biologically important carbohydrates. They are the simplest form of sugar and are usually colorless, water-soluble, crystalline solids. Some monosaccharides have a sweet taste. Examples of monosaccharides include glucose, fructose, galactose, xylose and ribose. Monosaccharides are the building blocks of disaccharides and polysaccharides. Further, each carbon atom that supports a hydroxyl group is chiral, giving rise to a number of isomeric forms all with the same chemical formula. For instance, galactose and glucose are both aldohexoses, but have different chemical and physical properties.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of monosaccharide in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of monosaccharide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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