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“disaccharide” in British English

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disaccharidenoun [ C ]

uk /daɪˈsæk.ə.raɪd/ us /daɪˈsæk.ə.raɪd/ specialized

a sugar that is formed of two single sugar molecules:

Sucrose is a disaccharide made of one fructose and one glucose molecule.

(Definition of “disaccharide” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“disaccharide” in American English

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disaccharidenoun [ C ]

/dɑɪˈsæk·əˌrɑɪd/

biology a type of sugar that is formed of two simple sugar molecules (= smallest unit of a substance)

(Definition of “disaccharide” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)