glycosylation

/ (ˌɡlaɪkəʊsəˈleɪʃən) /

noun

the process by which sugars are chemically attached to proteins to form glycoproteins

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Word Origin for glycosylation

from glycosyl radical derived from glycose + -ation
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Medical definitions for glycosylation

glycosylation
[ glī′kə-sə-lāshən ]

n.

The addition of glycosyl groups to a protein to form a glycoprotein.
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