aglycone

noun agly·cone \ a-ˈglī-ˌkōn \
variants: or less commonly aglycon play \-ˌkän\
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of aglycone

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

Origin and Etymology of aglycone

borrowed from German Aglykon, re-formation of Aglukon, Aglucon, an earlier name (from a- 2a- + gluk-, gluc- gluc- + -on 1-on, -one) with substitution of glyk- glyc-


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aglycone

noun agly·cone \ -ˈlī-ˌkōn \
variants: also aglycon play \-ˌkän\

medical Definition of aglycone

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

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