from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a group of organic compounds, occurring abundantly in plants, that yield a sugar and one or more nonsugar substances on hydrolysis.
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- n. A molecule in which a sugar group (the glycone) is bound to a non-sugar group (the corresponding aglycone) by a nitrogen or oxygen atom. Glycosides yield a sugar after undergoing hydrolysis.
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- n. a group of compounds derived from monosaccharides
glycose, a monosaccharide (variant of glucose) + -ide.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From glyco- ("a sugar"), + -ide (similar to glucoside), 1925–1930. (Wiktionary)