- Carbohydrates consisting of between two (disaccharies) and ten monosaccharides connected by either an alpha- or beta-glycosidic link. They are found throughout nature in both the free and bound form.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Carbohydrate which when hydrolyzed yields a small number of monosaccharides.
Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.