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Carbohydrate

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  • A carbohydrate is a polyhydroxy aldehyde, a polyhydroxy ketone, or a compound that, upon hydrolysis, gives a polyhydroxy aldehyde or a polyhydroxy ketone.

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    see also monosaccharide, oligosaccharide, polysaccharide