pentasaccharide etymology

English word pentasaccharide comes from English penta- (Five.), English saccharide

Detailed word origin of pentasaccharide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
penta- English (eng) Five.
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.
pentasaccharide English (eng) (carbohydrate) Any oligosaccharide having five sugar residues.

Words with the same origin as pentasaccharide

Descendants of penta-
dinitrogen pentaphosphide diphosphorus pentoxide pentachloro pentacoccous pentacyclic pentadelphy pentaerythritol pentalingual pentapetalous pentaphosphate pentaplex pentapod pentapyrimidine pentasulfide pentasulphide antimony pentatriene pentazole peta- petabyte petagram petakatal petasecond phagraphene sodium pentaphosphide
Descendants of saccharide
mucopolysaccharidosis oligosaccharidic oligosaccharidosis polysaccharase polysaccharidal polysaccharidic saccharidic