Definition of Glycoside

1. Noun. A group of compounds derived from monosaccharides.

Generic synonyms: Organic Compound
Specialized synonyms: Glucoside, Nucleoside, Strophanthin



Definition of Glycoside

1. Noun. (context: organic chemistry biochemistry) 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Glycoside

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Glycoside

1. Any compound that contains a carbohydrate molecule (sugar), particularly any such natural product in plants, convertible, by hydrolytic cleavage, into sugar and a nonsugar component (aglycone) and named specifically for the sugar contained, as glucoside (glucose), pentoside (pentose), fructoside (fructose) etc. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glycoside

glycosan
glycosans
glycoscience
glycosciences
glycoscientist
glycoscientists
glycose
glycosecretory
glycoses
glycosialia
glycosialorrhoea
glycosidase
glycosidases
glycosidation
glycosidations
glycoside (current term)
glycoside hydrolases
glycosides
glycosidic
glycosidic acid
glycosidic bond
glycosidically
glycosine
glycosines
glycosinolate
glycosinolates
glycoslated
glycosome
glycosphingolipid
glycosphingolipid beta1-3-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase

Literary usage of Glycoside

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1880)
".The glycoside, dissolving more difficultly in spirits, is identical ... a glycoside which is formed by the action of a ferment on one of the glycosides. ..."

2. Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe by Forum on Microbial Threats, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2006)
"By contrast, our 2.85-Gb genome only contains 98 known or putative glycoside hydrolases and is deficient in the enzyme activities required for degradation ..."

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