aglycone

noun
agly·​cone | \ a-ˈglī-ˌkōn How to pronounce aglycone (audio) \
variants: or less commonly aglycon \ a-​ˈglī-​ˌkän How to pronounce aglycone (audio) \

Definition of aglycone

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

First Known Use of aglycone

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aglycone

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

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“Aglycone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aglycone. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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aglycone

noun
agly·​cone | \ -ˈlī-ˌkōn How to pronounce aglycone (audio) \
variants: also aglycon \ -​ˌkän How to pronounce aglycone (audio) \

Medical Definition of aglycone

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

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