A carbohydrate that can be decomposed by hydrolysis into two or more molecules of monosaccharides; especially : any of the more complex carbohydrates (as cellulose, starch, or glycogen)
a type of carbohydrate. It contains many molecules of a simple sugar, e.g. glucose, which are joined together. When a polysaccharide is digested, the smaller sugar units are released. Polysaccharides include starch and glycogen.
A carbohydrate made by polymerizing many monosaccharide units.
Compare with oligosaccharide and monosaccharide. carbohydrate consisting of a large number of linked monosaccharide units. Examples of polysaccharides are cellulose and starch.
A complex sugar, such as glycogen or a starch.
A carbohydrate polymer made up of a chain of monosaccharides, e.g. starch, cellulose.
A linear or branched polymer (e.g. starch, cellulose, etc.) composed of covalently linked monosaccharides, including cellulose, pectin and starch.
Linear or branched polymers of monosaccharides. These include glycogen, hyaluronic acid, and cellulose.
a carbohydrate that is a series of connected monosaccharides.
A macromolecule composed of many monosaccharides (simple sugars). Common examples are cellulose and starch.
Linear or branched polymer of monosaccharides, linked by glycosidic bonds, usually containing more than 15 residues. Examples include glycogen, cellulose, and glycosaminoglycans.
a carbohydrate formed from many monosaccharides (simple sugars) joined together in long linear or branched chains
a carbohydrate that can be decomposed by hydrolysis into two or more molecules of monosaccharides (which are, in effect, simple sugars)
a long chain of carbohydrate made up of hundreds of linked simple sugars , such as glucose
a long chain of sugar molecules commonly found in plants
an organic compound composed of many simple carbon compounds, identical to eachother, joined together in a long chain
a polymer of N-acetylglucosamine and rhamnose
a starch-like carbohydrate formed by a large number of sugar
a straight or branched chain of hundreds or thousands of sugar monomers, of the same or different kinds
Any of a class of carbohydrates consisting of chains of simple sugars.
Any of a group of carbohydrates whose molecules consist of long chains of monosaccharides.
Polysaccharides, such as starch, consist of numerous (up to several tenthousands) units of monosaccharides. There are unbranched polysaccharides, such as the native starch amylosis, and branched ones, such as amylopektin, also a native starch. The more branched polysaccharides are, the more complex they are.
Sugars or carbohydrates made up of more than one sugar unit (monosaccharide).
A carbohydrate made up of a long chain of simple sugar molecules joined together. Starch and cellulose are examples of polysaccharides.
A large carbohydrate molecule with a chainlike or branched structure composed of many monosaccharides. Functions in storage (ex. starch, insulin, glycogen) or structre (ex. cellulose, chitin.)
polymers of large numbers of sugars or sugar derivatives.
Groups of complex carbohydrates (sugars) which make up the cell coating of bacteria.
biopolymer made up of many individual sugar molecules linked together. Examples include cellulose, starch or glycogen.
Poly = many, saccharide = sugar; polysaccharides are the carbohydrates made up of many sugar sub units.
A carbohydrate consisting of a large number of linked simple sugar, or monosaccharide, units. Examples of polysaccharides are cellulose and starch.
a carbohydrate compound made up of 2 or more sugar molecules; a component of the capsules of fungi.
any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide (simple sugar) molecules.
A carbohydrate made up of a combination of monosaccharide molecules, such as starch, dextrin, glycogen, and cellulose.
High molecular weight polymers of sugars.
Carbohydrate containing several monosaccharide units; e.g. cellulose, hemicelluloses.
A carbohydrate consistingof many monosaccharide units, eg starch, glycogen, cellulose.
A carbohydrate composed of more than six monosaccharides. A polysaccharide sometimes is defined as containing two or more monosaccharides, but this definition does little to distinguish it from an oligosaccharide.
A sugar; a carbohydrate composed of many monosaccharide units, for example, glycogen, starch and cellulose.
a complex carbohydrate
A biological polymer composed of sugar subunits for example, starch or cellulose.
A large molecule composed of many sugar molecules linked together. Polysaccharides are important to the health benefits of aloe vera, Echinacea, and many other herbs.
Long chain of monosaccharides; may be branched like glycogen and starch, or a single chain like cellulose.
any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules (simple sugars). Examples include: carbohydrate, glycogen, inulin, starch, and cellulose. (more info - polysaccharide) find all NHC pages containing: polysaccharide
Polysaccharides (sometimes called glycans) are relatively complex carbohydrates.