name: monosaccharide metabolic process
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def: "The chemical reactions and pathways involving monosaccharides, the simplest carbohydrates. They are polyhydric alcohols containing either an aldehyde or a keto group and between three to ten or more carbon atoms. They form the constitutional repeating units of oligo- and polysaccharides." [ISBN:0198506732]
synonym: "monosaccharide metabolism" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0005975 ! carbohydrate metabolic process
is_a: GO:0044281 ! small molecule metabolic process
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