noun. ['ˌmɑːnəˈsækɝˌaɪd'] a sugar (like sucrose or fructose) that does not hydrolyse to give other sugars; the simplest group of carbohydrates.
- simple sugar
Rhymes with Monosaccharide
Sentences with monosaccharide
1. Noun, singular or mass
Fructose can also be found as a free monosaccharide, however, this is not common.
Oligosaccharides are short chains of three to nine monosaccharide units.
Dextrose, like fructose and glucose, is a monosaccharide known as simple sugar.