Polysaccharide definition

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Any of a class of carbohydrates that are made of long chains of simple carbohydrates (called monosaccharides). Starch and cellulose are polysaccharides.
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Any of a class of carbohydrates, such as starch and cellulose, consisting of a number of monosaccharides joined by glycosidic bonds.
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Any of a group of complex carbohydrates, as starch, that decompose by hydrolysis into a large number of monosaccharide units.
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Any of a class of carbohydrates, such as starch and cellulose, consisting of a number of monosaccharides joined by glycosidic bonds.
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(biochemistry) A polymer made of many saccharide units linked by glycosidic bonds.

Cellulose, starches, and complex carbohydrates, such as glycogen, are common polysaccharides in biology.

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polysaccharide
Plural:
polysaccharides