[ glahy-kuh-sahyd ]
/ ˈglaɪ kəˌsaɪd /
any of the class of compounds that yield a sugar and an aglycon upon hydrolysis.
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Origin of glycoside
1925–30; glycose (a monosaccharide) + -ide
OTHER WORDS FROM glycosidegly·co·sid·ic [glahy-kuh-sid-ik] /ˌglaɪ kəˈsɪd ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby glycoside
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British Dictionary definitions for glycoside
/ (ˈɡlaɪkəʊˌsaɪd) /
any of a group of substances, such as digitoxin, derived from monosaccharides by replacing the hydroxyl group by another group. Many are important medicinal drugsSee also glucoside
Derived forms of glycosideglycosidic (ˌɡlaɪkəʊˈsɪdɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for glycoside
[ glī′kə-sīd′ ]
Any of a group of organic compounds, occurring abundantly in plants, that yield a sugar and one or more nonsugar substances on hydrolysis.
Other words from glycosidegly′co•sid′ic (-sĭd′ĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for glycoside
[ glī′kə-sīd′ ]
Any of various organic compounds formed from a simple sugar (monosaccharide) by replacing the hydrogen atom of one of its hydroxyl groups (OH) with the bond to another biologically active molecule. Glycosides occur abundantly in plants, especially as pigments, and are used in medicines, dyes, and cleansing agents.
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