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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.
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
any of the class of compounds that yield a sugar and an aglycon upon hydrolysis.
gly`co•sid′ic (-ˈsɪd ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||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
n. glucósido, compuesto natural o sintético que al hidrolizarse libera azúcar.