noun. an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain.
- wood sugar
- beet sugar
- maple sugar
- cane sugar
- simple sugar
Sentences with saccharide
All carbohydrates consist of sugar, or saccharide, molecules in different structural formations.
Sugars are simple carbohydrates composed of either one or two saccharide molecules.
3. Noun, singular or mass
Monosaccharides are sugars that are made up of only one saccharide.