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Any of a group of organic compounds, occurring abundantly in plants, that yield a sugar and one or more nonsugar substances on hydrolysis.

[glycose, a monosaccharide (variant of glucose) + -ide.]

gly′co·sid′ic (-sĭd′ĭk) adj.


(Chemistry) 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 adj


(ˈglaɪ kəˌsaɪd)

any of the class of compounds that yield a sugar and an aglycon upon hydrolysis.
[1925–30; alter. of glucoside, with y from glyco-]
gly`co•sid′ic (-ˈsɪd ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.glycoside - a group of compounds derived from monosaccharides
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
glucoside - a glycoside derived from glucose
nucleoside - a glycoside formed by partial hydrolysis of a nucleic acid
strophanthin - a bitter and very toxic glycoside derived from plants of the genus Strophanthus; in moderate doses it is a cardiac stimulant but in larger doses it is a powerful poison; used in Africa as an arrow poison


, glycoside
n. glucósido, compuesto natural o sintético que al hidrolizarse libera azúcar.
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solamargine, and A and B solamargine and all of them yield solasodine as the glycone, solasonine, tigogenin (Haq and Hussain, 1993; Prajapati et al.
ion at m/z 757, and the fragmentation of this compound yielded the fragment ions at m/z 595 and 525, corresponding to the loss of the hexosyl moiety and a RDA cleavage within the glycone respectively.
The sugar moiety could be identified as D-glucose due to acid hydrolysis and solvent extraction of compound 2 that yielded two products; the hydrocarbon portion and the glycone part.