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3 definitions found
 for carbohydrate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carbohydrate \Car`bo*hy"drate\, n. [Carbon + hydrate.] (Physiol.
     Chem.)
     One of a group of compounds including the sugars, starches,
     and gums, which contain six (or some multiple of six) carbon
     atoms, united with a variable number of hydrogen and oxygen
     atoms, but with the two latter always in proportion as to
     form water; as dextrose, C6H12O6.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  carbohydrate
      n 1: an essential structural component of living cells and
           source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with
           small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are
           classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups
           they contain [syn: carbohydrate, saccharide, sugar]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "carbohydrate":
     barley sugar, beet sugar, cellulose, clinical dextran, deoxyribose,
     dextran, dextrose, erythrose, fructose, galactose, glucose,
     glycogen, grape sugar, hydroxy aldehyde, hydroxy ketone, lactose,
     levulose, lyxose, maple sugar, molasses, monosaccharide,
     nipa sugar, pentose sugar, polysaccharide, polysaccharose,
     raffinose, saccharide, starch, sucrose, sugar, tree molasses,
     trisaccharide
  
  

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