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monosaccharide

noun [C] uk   /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 Types of chemicalSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the body
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