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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Carbohydrate \Car`bo*hy"drate\, n. [Carbon + hydrate.] (Physiol.
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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,
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