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[glahy-kuh-sahyd] /ˈglaɪ kəˌsaɪd/
noun, Biochemistry.
any of the class of compounds that yield a sugar and an aglycon upon hydrolysis.
Origin of glycoside
1925-30; glycose (a monosaccharide) + -ide
Related forms
[glahy-kuh-sid-ik] /ˌglaɪ kəˈsɪd ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for glycoside


any of a group of substances, such as digitoxin, derived from monosaccharides by replacing the hydroxyl group by another group. Many are important medicinal drugs See also glucoside
Derived Forms
glycosidic (ˌɡlaɪkəʊˈsɪdɪk) adjective
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glycoside in Medicine

glycoside gly·co·side (glī'kə-sīd')
Any of a group of organic compounds, occurring abundantly in plants, that yield a sugar and one or more nonsugar substances on hydrolysis.

gly'co·sid'ic (-sĭd'ĭk) adj.
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glycoside in Science
Any of various organic compounds formed from a simple sugar (monosaccharide) by replacing the hydrogen atom of one of its hydroxyl groups (OH) with the bond to another biologically active molecule. Glycosides occur abundantly in plants, especially as pigments, and are used in medicines, dyes, and cleansing agents.
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