Oligosaccharide meaning

ŏlĭ-gō-săkə-rīd, ōlĭ-
Any of a group of carbohydrates consisting of a small number (2 to 10) of simple sugar molecules.
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A carbohydrate consisting of a relatively small and specifiable number of monosaccharides joined together. Lactose, maltose, and sucrose are oligosaccharides consisting of two simple sugars. Raffinose is an oligosaccharide consisting of three simple sugars.
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A carbohydrate that consists of a relatively small number of monosaccharides.
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A carbohydrate that consists of a relatively small number of monosaccharides.
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(biochemistry) A polysaccharide of low molecular weight, being a polymer of between three and seven monosaccharide units.
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