AskDefine | Define trisaccharide

Dictionary Definition

trisaccharide n : any of a variety of carbohydrates that yield three monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis

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  1. An oligosaccharide consisting of three monosaccharide units joined together

Extensive Definition

Trisaccharides are oligosaccharides composed of three monosaccharides.
Examples include:

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trisaccharide in French: Triholoside
trisaccharide in Polish: Trisacharydy
trisaccharide in Portuguese: Trissacarídeo
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