[ gloo-kuh-sahyd ]

  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.

Origin of glucoside

First recorded in 1865–70; glucos(e) + -ide

Other words from glucoside

  • glu·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. 2023

How to use glucoside in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for glucoside


/ (ˈɡluːkəʊˌsaɪd) /

  1. biochem any of a large group of glycosides that yield glucose on hydrolysis

Derived forms of glucoside

  • glucosidal or glucosidic (ˌɡluːkəʊˈsɪdɪk), adjective

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Scientific definitions for glucoside


[ glōōkə-sīd′ ]

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

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