glycoside

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From glyco- (a sugar), + -ide (similar to glucoside), 1925–1930.

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glycoside (plural glycosides)

  1. (organic chemistry, biochemistry) A molecule in which a sugar group (the glycone) is bound to a non-sugar group (the corresponding aglycone) by a nitrogen or oxygen atom. Glycosides yield a sugar after undergoing hydrolysis.

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