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monosaccharide

noun [C]     /ˌmɒn.əʊˈsæk.ər.aɪd/ US  /ˌmɑː.noʊˈsæk.ə.raɪd/ specialized
a simple type of carbohydrate , such as glucose and fructose , formed of molecules that cannot be broken down into any simpler form → Compare polysaccharideTypes of chemicalSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the body
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