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Define monosaccharide, disaccharide, and polysaccbaride. Give at least two examples of each. What is the primary function of carbohydrates in the body?

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A monosaccharide is a single molecule of sugar. Monosaccharides are simple sugars such as glucose, fructose and galactose. All more complex sugars are decomposed to monosaccharides in order to be used by the body.

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