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glycoalkaloid

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noun gly·co·al·ka·loid \ˌglī-kō-ˈal-kə-ˌlȯid\

Definition of glycoalkaloid

  1. :  a bitter compound (as solanine) occurring in various plants and consisting of a glycoside of an alkaloid



1949

First Known Use of glycoalkaloid

1949


Medical Dictionary

glycoalkaloid

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noun gly·co·al·ka·loid \ˌglī-kō-ˈal-kə-ˌlȯid\

Medical Definition of glycoalkaloid

  1. :  a bitter compound (as solanine) occurring in various plants and consisting of a glycoside of an alkaloid <Glycoalkaloids, thought to be primarily defensive compounds, act as toxins by binding to and disrupting the cell membranes of the animals that eat them.—Carol Kaesuk Yoon, The New York Times, 8 Apr. 1997>




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