polysaccharide etymology

English word polysaccharide comes from English poly- (Many. Polymer.), English saccharide

Detailed word origin of polysaccharide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
poly- English (eng) Many. Polymer.
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.
polysaccharide English (eng) (carbohydrate) A polymer made of many saccharide units linked by glycosidic bonds.

Words with the same origin as polysaccharide

Descendants of poly-
polyamorous polyamory polyangular polycarbonate polycarpic polydeism polydiverse polyembryo polyester polyethylene polyfoam polygamous polyglandular polygraph polyketide polymer polyneuritis polyphonic polyphony polypropylene polystyrene polysulfone resin polyurethane polyvinyl styrofoam
Descendants of saccharide
mucopolysaccharidosis oligosaccharidic oligosaccharidosis polysaccharase polysaccharidal polysaccharidic saccharidic