glyco-


a combining form with the meanings “sugar,” “glucose and its derivatives,” used in the formation of compound words: glycolipid.

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Also gluco-. Also especially before a vowel, glyc-.

Origin of glyco-

Combining form representing Greek glykýs sweet
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British Dictionary definitions for glyco-

glyco-

before a vowel glyc-


combining form

indicating sugarglycogen

Word Origin for glyco-

from Greek glukus sweet
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Medical definitions for glyco-

glyco-

pref.

Sugar:glycoprotein.
Glycogen:glycogenesis.
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