glycoside

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noun gly·co·side \ˈglī-kə-ˌsīd\

Definition of glycoside

  1. :  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)

glycosidic

play \ˌglī-kə-ˈsi-dik\ adjective

glycosidically

play \ˌglī-kə-ˈsi-di-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of glycoside

alteration of glucoside


First Known Use: 1855


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glycoside

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noun gly·co·side \ˈglī-kə-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of glycoside

  1. :  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)

glycosidic

\ˌglī-kə-ˈsid-ik\play adjective

glycosidically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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