carbohydrates
Very abundant compounds with the general formula Cn(H2O) n. The smallest are monosaccharides like glucose; polysaccharides (eg. starch, cellulose, glycogen) can be large and indeterminate in length.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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