1. monosaccharide

noun. ['ˌmɑːnəˈsækɝˌaɪd'] a sugar (like sucrose or fructose) that does not hydrolyse to give other sugars; the simplest group of carbohydrates.


  • simple sugar
  • monosaccharose
  • triose
  • hexose
  • sugar
  • saccharide
  • aldose
  • ketose
  • tetrose
  • carbohydrate

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Rhymes with Monosaccharide

  • polysaccharide

Sentences with monosaccharide

1. Noun, singular or mass
Fructose can also be found as a free monosaccharide, however, this is not common.

2. Adjective
Oligosaccharides are short chains of three to nine monosaccharide units.

3. Adverb
Dextrose, like fructose and glucose, is a monosaccharide known as simple sugar.