Definition of glucoside in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡlo͞okəˌsīd/


A glycoside derived from glucose.
Example sentences
  • Selection of plants for cultivation would have been directed at reducing a serious disadvantage of the plant; that it contains two substances, a glucoside and an enzyme, which react together to produce poisonous prussic acid.
  • The results obtained with the alkyl glucosides used in this study are similar to those for DDM.
  • A major interest of our laboratory is the sensing mechanism for maltose and other glucosides.



Pronunciation: /ˌɡlo͞okəˈsidik/
Example sentences
  • It is an enzyme that hydrolyzes preferentially the beta - 1,4 glucosidic linkages between N-acetylmuramic acid and N-acetylglucosamine that occur in the mucopeptide cell wall structure of certain microorganisms.
  • It has been suggested in some cases that glucosidic conjugates serve as metabolic pools and can be mobilized by hydrolysis to release aglycones during infection and elicitor treatment.
  • Its polypeptide components are rich in glutamic and aspartic acids, whereas its polysaccharide component is made up of monosaccharides, with alpha - 1,4 and beta - 1,3 glucosidic linkages.

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Syllabification: glu·co·side

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