decasaccharide etymology

English word decasaccharide comes from English saccharide, English deca-

Detailed word origin of decasaccharide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
saccharide English (eng) (carbohydrate) The unit structure of carbohydrates, of general formula CnH2nOn. Either the simple sugars or polymers such as starch and cellulose. The saccharides exist in either a ring or short chain conformation, and typically contain five or six carbon atoms.
deca- English (eng) In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 10. Symbol: da. Ten.
decasaccharide English (eng) (carbohydrate) Any oligosaccharide that has ten monosaccharide units.

Words with the same origin as decasaccharide

Descendants of saccharide
mucopolysaccharidosis oligosaccharidic oligosaccharidosis polysaccharase polysaccharidal polysaccharidic saccharidic
Descendants of deca-
dakat decaborane decacarbonyl decachlorobiphenyl decacyclic decagon decagram decahedron decahistidine decahydrate decakatal decalogy decamer decamillennial decamillionaire decangular decanormal decare decastyle decasyllabic decatetraene decathlon decillion tetradecahedron tetraphosphorus decasulfide