Definition of aglucone in English:

aglucone

noun

Biochemistry
  • Originally: = aglycone. Subsequently: specifically an aglycone which combines with glucose to form a glucoside.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From a- + gluco- + -one, after German Aglykon.

Pronunciation

aglucone

/əˈɡluːkəʊn/