First Known Use of glycoalkaloid
Medical Definition of glycoalkaloid
: 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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