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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
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