Definition of Tetrasaccharide

1. Noun. Any of a variety of carbohydrates that yield four monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis.

Generic synonyms: Oligosaccharide
Specialized synonyms: Stachyose



Definition of Tetrasaccharide

1. Noun. (carbohydrates) Any oligosaccharide having four sugar residues ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Tetrasaccharide

1. A sugar containing four molecules of a monosaccharide; e.g., stachyose. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tetrasaccharide

tetraquark
tetraquarks
tetrarch
tetrarchate
tetrarchates
tetrarchic
tetrarchical
tetrarchies
tetrarchs
tetrarchy
tetrarchys
tetraribonucleotide
tetraric acid
tetrarooseveltite
tetras
tetrasaccharide (current term)
tetrasaccharides
tetrascelus
tetraschistic
tetrasepalous
tetrasilicide
tetrasilicides
tetrasiloxane
tetrasiloxanes
tetrasilver
tetraskele
tetraskelion
tetrasodium
tetrasodium pyrophosphate
tetrasomic

Literary usage of Tetrasaccharide

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1. A Handbook of Sugar Analysis: A Practical and Descriptive Treatise for Use by Charles Albert Browne (1912)
"This would correspond to a tetrasaccharide made up of 2 molecules of d-galactose and 1 molecule each of d-glucose and d-fructose; additional investigation ..."

2. A Handbook of Sugar Analysis: A Practical and Descriptive Treatise for Use by Charles Albert Browne (1912)
"This would correspond to a tetrasaccharide made up of 2 molecules of d-galactose and 1 molecule each of d-glucose and d-fructose; additional investigation ..."

3. A Handbook of Sugar Analysis: A Practical and Descriptive Treatise for Use by Charles Albert Browne (1912)
"This would correspond to a tetrasaccharide made up of 2 molecules of d-galactose and 1 molecule each of d-glucose and d-fructose; additional investigation ..."

4. Physiological chemistry by Albert Prescott Mathews (1915)
"... which is probably a tetrasaccharide from the seeds of Lupinus luteus and angustifolius, by hydrolysis yields one-half of the sugar as galactose. ..."

5. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry by Olof Hammarsten, Sven Gustaf Hedin (1914)
"If we exclude the not well known trisaccharides and the tetrasaccharide stachyose this group includes a great number of very complex carbohydrates which ..."

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