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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glucoside  \Glu"co*side\,  n.  [See  {Glucose}.]  (Chem.) 
  One  of  a  large  series  of  amorphous  or  crystalline  substances, 
  occurring  very  widely  distributed  in  plants,  rarely  in 
  animals,  and  regarded  as  influental  agents  in  the  formation 
  and  disposition  of  the  sugars.  They  are  frequently  of  a 
  bitter  taste,  but  by  the  action  of  ferments,  or  of  dilute 
  acids  and  alkalies,  always  break  down  into  some 
  characteristic  substance  (acid,  aldehyde,  alcohol,  phenole, 
  or  alkaloid)  and  glucose  (or  some  other  sugar);  hence  the 
  name  They  are  of  the  nature  of  complex  and  compound  ethers, 
  and  ethereal  salts  of  the  sugar  carbohydrates. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glucoside 
  n  :  a  glycoside  derived  from  glucose 




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