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Glycone vs. Aglycone

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Glyconenoun

(carbohydrate) The sugar residue of a glycoside.

Aglyconenoun

(organic chemistry) The non-sugar fragment of a glycoside.

Aglycone

An aglycone (aglycon or genin) is the compound remaining after the glycosyl group on a glycoside is replaced by a hydrogen atom. For example, the aglycone of a cardiac glycoside would be a steroid molecule.

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