HyperDic: polysaccharide

English > 1 sense of the word polysaccharide:
NOUNsubstancepolysaccharide, polyoseany of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules
polysaccharide > pronunciation
Soundspaa.lihsae'keray.d; paa.liysae'keray.d
Rhymesabide ... Yuletide: 172 rhymes with ayd...
English > polysaccharide: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules.
NarrowercelluloseA polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant ... / plant tissues and fibers
chitinA tough semitransparent horny substance
dextrinAny of various polysaccharides obtained by hydrolysis of starch
glycogen, animal starchOne form in which body fuel is stored
heparin, Lipo-Hepin, LiquaeminA polysaccharide produced in basophils (especially in the lung and liver) and that inhibits the activity of thrombin in coagulation of the blood
inulinUsed to manufacture fructose and in assessing kidney function
mucopolysaccharideComplex polysaccharides containing an amino group
starch, amylumA complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice
Broadercarbohydrate, saccharide, sugarAn essential structural / structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals
SubstancesglucosamineAn amino derivative of glucose that is a component of many polysaccharides
Catalanglican, polisacàrid

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