heterosaccharide etymology

English word heterosaccharide comes from English hetero- (Other, different.), English saccharide

Detailed word origin of heterosaccharide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
hetero- English (eng) Other, different.
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.
heterosaccharide English (eng) (carbohydrate) Any saccharide composed of more than one simple sugar.

Words with the same origin as heterosaccharide

Descendants of hetero-
Descendants of saccharide
mucopolysaccharidosis oligosaccharidic oligosaccharidosis polysaccharase polysaccharidal polysaccharidic saccharidic