glycoside

noun
gly·co·side | \ˈglī-kə-ˌsīd \

Definition of glycoside 

: any of numerous sugar derivatives that contain a nonsugar group bonded to an oxygen or nitrogen atom and that on hydrolysis yield a sugar (such as glucose)

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Other Words from glycoside

glycosidic \ˌglī-kə-ˈsi-dik \ adjective
glycosidically \ˌglī-kə-ˈsi-di-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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During this process, one or both of these compounds are extracted from the leaves by boiling them, then filtering the water through a material that traps the glycosides. Kate Morgan, The Cut, "Is Stevia Better for You Than Sugar?," 26 Mar. 2018 The herb, a member of the Chrysanthemum family, contains two types of glycoside compounds, stevioside and rebaudioside A, that provide the sweet taste. Kate Morgan, The Cut, "Is Stevia Better for You Than Sugar?," 26 Mar. 2018 An alcohol wash frees the glycosides, which can then be made into a syrup or recrystallized and ground. Kate Morgan, The Cut, "Is Stevia Better for You Than Sugar?," 26 Mar. 2018 The heart failure patient wasn’t getting better, despite taking the cardiac glycoside drug her physician had prescribed. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, "6 foods to avoid if you’re taking these prescription drugs," 6 Mar. 2018 Some species eat plants with toxic chemicals (cardiac glycosides, anyone?) and store them in their bodies. Gwen Pearson, WIRED, "Monday Nature Zen: The Not-Actually-A-Wasp Moth," 5 May 2014

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First Known Use of glycoside

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glycoside

alteration of glucoside

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The first known use of glycoside was in 1855

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glycoside

noun
gly·co·side | \ˈglī-kə-ˌsīd \

Medical Definition of glycoside 

: any of numerous sugar derivatives that contain a nonsugar group attached through an oxygen or nitrogen bond and that on hydrolysis yield a sugar (as glucose)

Other Words from glycoside

glycosidic \ˌglī-kə-ˈsid-ik \ adjective
glycosidically \-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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