Recent Examples of glycoside from the Web
Some species eat plants with toxic chemicals (cardiac glycosides, anyone?) and store them in their bodies.
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Origin and Etymology of glycoside
alteration of glucoside
First Known Use: 1855See Words from the same year
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)
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