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: a bitter compound (as solanine) occurring in various plants and consisting of a glycoside of an alkaloid
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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