1. any of an extensive group of compounds that yield glucose and some other substance or substances when treated with a dilute acid or decomposed by a ferment or enzyme.
Compare glycoside.

Origin of glucoside

First recorded in 1865–70; glucos(e) + -ide
Related formsglu·co·sid·al, glu·co·sid·ic [gloo-kuh-sid-ik] /ˌglu kəˈsɪd ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for glucoside


  1. biochem any of a large group of glycosides that yield glucose on hydrolysis
Derived Formsglucosidal or glucosidic (ˌɡluːkəʊˈsɪdɪk), adjective
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glucoside in Medicine


  1. A glycoside, the sugar component of which is glucose.
Related formsglu′co•sidic (-sĭdĭk) adj.
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glucoside in Science


  1. A glycoside in which the sugar component is glucose.
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