from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A glycoside, the sugar component of which is glucose.
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- n. A glycoside that yields glucose after hydrolysis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a large series of amorphous or crystalline substances, occurring very widely distributed in plants, rarely in animals, and regarded as influental agents in the formation and disposition of the sugars. They are frequently of a bitter taste, but, by the action of ferments, or of dilute acids and alkalies, always break down into some characteristic substance (acid, aldehyde, alcohol, phenole, or alkaloid) and glucose (or some other sugar); hence the name. They are of the nature of complex and compound ethers, and ethereal salts of the sugar carbohydrates.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a class of compounds widely distributed in the vegetable world, which, treated with acids, alkalis, or certain ferments, are resolved into a sugar, an acid, and sometimes another organic principle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a glycoside derived from glucose
From glucos(e) + -ide (1865-70). (Wiktionary)