glucoside

noun
glu·co·side | \ˈglü-kə-ˌsīd \

Definition of glucoside 

: glycoside especially : a glycoside that yields glucose on hydrolysis

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Other Words from glucoside

glucosidic \ˌglü-kə-ˈsi-dik \ adjective

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This creates chemicals called glucosides that are difficult to taste but can be broken down by yeast during fermentation, freeing the ashy notes and ruining the wine. Doug Main, Scientific American, "Smoke Taint: Wildfires Pose a Growing Threat to Winegrowers," 1 Dec. 2017 One option is to breed or isolate strains of yeast that leave the glucosides intact. Doug Main, Scientific American, "Smoke Taint: Wildfires Pose a Growing Threat to Winegrowers," 1 Dec. 2017 Some thought that the product contained ascorbyl glucoside, which — according to the Ralph Nader of skin care, Paula’s Choice — is a stable form of Vitamin C, and helps with hyperpigmentation and reducing dark spots. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "Why Are People Burning the Ordinary’s Products?," 13 Feb. 2018 Uncooked beans contain cyanogenic glucosides, so are poisonous. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Like beans? Here’s a rundown on how to grow them | Idaho Statesman," 14 Mar. 2018 The product also contains vitamin C glucoside and licorice root, both of which are known to soothe and brighten dark spots caused by sun exposure, stress, hormones, and acne. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Blair Waldorf Would Approve of Fresh’s New Serum," 12 Feb. 2018 Dragna recommends finding personal care products that contain surfactants from the alkyl polyglycosides instead, the most common of which is decyl glucoside, because the head group is a sugar instead of a sulfate. Ajc Homepage, ajc, "Watch the label: Here's how sulfates can affect your hair," 28 Aug. 2017

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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glucoside

noun
glu·co·side | \ˈglü-kə-ˌsīd \

Medical Definition of glucoside 

: glycoside especially : a glycoside that yields glucose on hydrolysis

Other Words from glucoside

glucosidic \ˌglü-kə-ˈsid-ik \ adjective
glucosidically \-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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