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 for saccharide
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]

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