aglycone

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noun agly·cone \a-ˈglī-ˌkōn\

Definition of aglycone

  1. :  an organic compound (such as a phenol or alcohol) combined with the sugar portion of a glycoside

Variants of aglycone

or less commonly

aglycon

play \-ˌkän\

Origin and Etymology of aglycone

International Scientific Vocabulary a- (from Greek ha-, a- together) + glyc- + -one, -on


First Known Use: 1908


Medical Dictionary

aglycone

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noun agly·cone \-ˈlī-ˌkōn\

Medical Definition of aglycone

  1. :  an organic compound (as a phenol or alcohol) combined with the sugar portion of a glycoside

Variants of aglycone

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aglycon

\-ˌkän\play

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