- Simple sugars, carbohydrates which cannot be decomposed by hydrolysis. They are colorless crystalline substances with a sweet taste and have the same general formula CnH2nOn. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- A sugar not decomposable to simpler sugars by hydrolysis -- called also simple sugar.
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.