any of a group of sugar derivatives, widely distributed in plants, which on hydrolysis yield a sugar and one or more other substances
Origin of glycosideFrench from glycose (altered after Classical Greek glykys), for glucose, glucose + -ide, -ide
Any of a group of organic compounds, occurring abundantly in plants, that yield a sugar and one or more nonsugar substances on hydrolysis.
Origin of glycosideglycose a monosaccharide (variant of glucose ) -ide
From glyco- (“a sugar”), + -ide (similar to glucoside), 1925–1930.