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monosaccharidenoun [C]

uk   /ˌmɒn.əʊˈsæk.ər.aɪd/  us   /ˌmɑː.noʊˈsæk.ə.raɪd/ specialized
a ​simpletype of carbohydrate, such as glucose and fructose, ​formed of molecules that cannot be ​broken down into any ​simplerform
(Definition of monosaccharide from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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monosaccharidenoun [C]

 /ˌmɑn·əˈsæk·əˌrɑɪd/
biology a ​type of ​carbohydrate (= ​substance that ​providesenergy)formed of only one ​molecule (= ​smallestunit of a ​substance) of a ​sugar and ​therefore cannot be ​divided to ​form other sugars
(Definition of monosaccharide from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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