any of the class of compounds that yield a sugar and an aglycon upon hydrolysis.
- gly·co·sid·ic [glahy-kuh-sid-ik], /ˌglaɪ kəˈsɪd ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glycoside
any of a group of substances, such as digitoxin, derived from monosaccharides by replacing the hydroxyl group by another group. Many are important medicinal drugs: See also glucoside
- glycosidic (ˌɡlaɪkəʊˈsɪdɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for glycoside
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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