A carbohydrate, CxH2xOx, not decomposable by hydrolysis; esp., a hexose sugar, C6H12O6, as glucose, fructose, or galactose.
Webster's New World
Any of several carbohydrates, such as tetroses, pentoses, and hexoses, that cannot be broken down to simpler sugars by hydrolysis.
American Heritage Medicine
- simple sugar
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