Carbohydrate – Full Definition
|Carbohydrate– /kɑːbəˈhʌɪdreɪt/ – noun|
: any of various neutral compounds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (such as sugars, starches, and celluloses) most of which are formed by green plants and which constitute a major class of animal foods
: carbohydrates are the sugars, starches and fibers found in fruits, grains, vegetables and milk products. Though often maligned in trendy diets, carbohydrates — one of the basic food groups — are important to a healthy diet.
: a class of organic compounds composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen in a ratio of Cn(H2O)n. The largest class of organic compounds, including STARCH; GLYCOGEN; CELLULOSE; POLYSACCHARIDES; and simple MONOSACCHARIDES.
Examples of carbohydrate in a Sentence
– “a food that is low in protein but high in carbohydrate”
Recent Examples on the Web
“Study participants were asked to cut back on refined carbohydrates; sugar; fatty or processed meats; and soft drinks”. — Sandee Lamotte, CNN, “Healthy diet improves depression in young adults, study says,” 9 Oct. 2019
“Numerous diet fads over the past two decades—from South Beach to the Keto diet—espoused cutting back on carbohydrates.”
Anne Marie Chaker, WSJ, “Family Dinner Is Now a Battle Over Carbohydrates,” 10 July 2019