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aglycon

[ uh-glahy-kon ]
/ əˈglaɪ kɒn /
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noun Biochemistry.
a noncarbohydrate group, usually an alcohol or phenol, combined with a sugar to form a glycoside.
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Also a·gly·cone [uh-glahy-kohn]. /əˈglaɪ koʊn/.
Compare aglucon.

Origin of aglycon

First recorded in 1920–25; see origin at aglucon

Words nearby aglycon

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