medical Definition of glycoalkaloid
- Glycoalkaloids, thought to be primarily defensive compounds, act as toxins by binding to and disrupting the cell membranes of the animals that eat them.
- —Carol Kaesuk Yoon, The New York Times, 8 Apr. 1997
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