monosaccharide

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a sugar such as glucose or fructose that cannot be broken down into simpler units

Food

  • A simple sugar consisting of a 6-membered ring structure. The important monosaccharides in food are glucose, fructose and galactose which in various combinations form most of the sugars, starches and carbohydrates found in food.

Sports

  • noun a simple sugar of the type that includes glucose, fructose and galactose
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