What Are Oligosaccharides?

Oligosaccharides are compounds that are composed of 2–10 monosaccharide residues. Carbohydrates formed by the condensation of 2-9 monomers are called oligosaccharides. By this convention, trioses, pentoses, hexoses are all oligosaccharides.

Lactose is an example of an oligosaccharide.

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