Definition of aglycone in English:

aglycone

(also aglycon)

noun

Biochemistry
  • An organic compound (typically an alcohol or phenol) which is combined with a sugar molecule to form a glycoside, from which it may be obtained by hydrolysis.

Origin

Early 20th century. From a- + glyco- + -one, after German Aglykon.

Pronunciation

aglycone

/əˈɡlʌɪkəʊn/