1. [ noun ] (chemistry) an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
Synonyms: sugar saccharide
Related terms: organic_compound macromolecule maple_sugar deoxyribose cane_sugar invert_sugar beet_sugar monosaccharide oligosaccharide polysaccharide jaggery wood_sugar ribose