aglycon

[uh-glahy-kon]

noun Biochemistry.

a noncarbohydrate group, usually an alcohol or phenol, combined with a sugar to form a glycoside.

Also a·gly·cone [uh-glahy-kohn] /əˈglaɪ koʊn/.
Compare aglucon.

Origin of aglycon

First recorded in 1920–25; see origin at aglucon
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