Polysaccharides, literally meaning "many sugars" are linear chains or branched molecular structures composed of simple repeating monosaccharide units. A single polysaccharide can be composed of many tens of thousands of monosaccharides, joined by a glycosidic bond .
- ↑ Marks' Essentials of Medical Biochemistry (2007) M. Lieberman, AD. Marks, C. Smith. p43