Medical Dictionary


noun gly·co·side \ˈglī-kə-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of GLYCOSIDE

:  any of numerous sugar derivatives that contain a nonsugar group attached through an oxygen or nitrogen bond and that on hydrolysis yield a sugar (as glucose)
gly·co·sid·ic \ˌglī-kə-ˈsid-ik\ adjective
gly·co·sid·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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