Definition of glycosidic in US English:

glycosidic

adjective

Biochemistry
  • See glycoside

    • ‘These conformational changes increase the separation of the glycosidic oxygen atoms and therefore are favored in polysaccharide chains subjected to mechanical stretching.’
    • ‘Conformational differences between polysaccharides are usually located in the glycosidic linkages of the backbone.’
    • ‘The enzymes catalyzing the initial step are glycosylases, which cleave the glycosidic bond between the base and its deoxyribose.’
    • ‘Similarly, large deforming forces are expected to act on the pyranose ring and the glycosidic linkage during various enzymatic processes.’
    • ‘The linkage of two monosaccharides to form disaccharides involves a glycosidic bond.’

Pronunciation

glycosidic

/ˌɡlīkōˈsidik//ˌɡlaɪkoʊˈsɪdɪk/