Meaning of OLIGOSACCHARIDE in English

OLIGOSACCHARIDE

“+ noun

Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary olig- + saccharide; originally formed as German oligosaccharid

: any of the saccharides that contain a known small number of constituent monosaccharide units and include especially the disaccharides, trisaccharides, and tetrasaccharides — compare polysaccharide

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.