glycosyl

noun

gly·​co·​syl ˈglī-kə-ˌsil How to pronounce glycosyl (audio)
: a monovalent radical derived from a cyclic form of glucose by removal of the hemiacetal hydroxyl group

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary glycose glucose

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glycosyl was in 1945

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“Glycosyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glycosyl. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

glycosyl

noun
gly·​co·​syl ˈglī-kə-ˌsil How to pronounce glycosyl (audio)
: a monovalent radical derived from a cyclic form of glucose by removal of the hemiacetal hydroxyl group
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