monosaccharide etymology

English word monosaccharide comes from English mono- (One.), English saccharide

Detailed word origin of monosaccharide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mono- English (eng) One.
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.
monosaccharide English (eng) (carbohydrate) A simple sugar such as glucose, fructose or deoxyribose that has a single ring.

Words with the same origin as monosaccharide

Descendants of mono-
mono monoalkene monoandry monochromatic monoculture monodactyl monofilament monofunctional monogamous monogonal monogram monoid monomethylamine monomicrobial monoparametric monophenol monophobia monoplegia monoprint monorubidium monoterminal monothecal monotheism monotungstate monoxide
Descendants of saccharide
mucopolysaccharidosis oligosaccharidic oligosaccharidosis polysaccharase polysaccharidal polysaccharidic saccharidic